**Clip 1**

Topic:Vectors

Topic:

**Source:**Despicable Me

**Used for:**Introducing the concept and helping students remember the definition.

**Duration:**40 seconds

**Clip 2**

Topic:Compound Interest

Topic:

**Source:**Futurama

**Used for:**Introducing the concept (can also set a related task - see this post from @MathsEdIdeas)

**Duration:**42 seconds

**Clip 3**

**Topic:**Pythagoras' Theorem

**Source:**QI

**Used for:**Demonstration (but not proof!) of the theorem

**Duration:**90 seconds

**Clip 4**

**Topic:**Pythagoras' Theorem

**Source:**Wizard of Oz (and The Simpsons)

**Used for:**Asking students to correct the theorem

**Duration:**44 seconds

*Read Simon Singh's brilliant book The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets for more on this.*

**Clip 5**

**Topic:**Lowest Common Multiple

**Source:**Father of the Bride

**Used for:**Starting a discussion about contextual LCM problems (can also set a related task - see this activity from mathsbits.com)

**Duration:**127 seconds

**Clip 6**

**Topic:**Metric Units

**Source:**TED-Ed

**Used for:**Narrative, enrichment, historical context

**Duration:**5 minutes

**Clip 7**

**Topic:**Multiplying Negatives

**Source:**Stand and Deliver

**(a classic 'must see' film for maths teachers)**

**Used for:**Helping students remember, and also prompting the question 'why' (plus a great opportunity to tell them about Jaime Escalante)

**Duration:**40 seconds

**Clip 8**

**Topic:**Loci

**Source:**Taken 2

**Used for:**Seeing loci and map scale in action

**Duration:**165 seconds

**Clip 9**

**Topic:**Polygons

**Source:**Ed Southall

**Used for:**Exploring the names of polygons

**Duration:**155 seconds

**Clip 10**

**Topic:**Area Scale Factor

**Source:**Big Bang Theory

**Used for:**Helping students remember the conversion between square units

**Duration:**80 seconds

Finally, two of my favourite gifs:

There are also loads of great discussion points in this Twitter thread of maths from quiz shows from @missradders. And loads of mathematical hooks on this Padlet from @tessmaths.

I should also mention the best maths video website in the world, Numberphile, which is packed full of fascinating maths for both teachers and students.

Do you recommend any videos that you show in maths lessons? Comment below.

The importance of pi from Person of Interest.

ReplyDeleteOne of my team found this fab clip from Jonny Ball on Capture/Recapture https://youtu.be/tyX79mPm2xY

ReplyDeleteThis is a classic on proportion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXtFSE7VlL0

ReplyDeleteI’ve just come to link this on my department bulletin and noticed the HT to my quiz show thread. Thank you! Hannah :)

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