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Relativity: Einstein's Special Theory, Part 2 (2002)

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Once Einstein knew that time and length measurements change when we change our frame of reference, his next step was to find formulas for calculating the changes. Using formulas developed by the mathematician Edward Lorentz, Einstein was able to quantify such measurement changes.

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High
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00:13
Relativity: Einstein's Special Theory, Part 2

Factoring is Fantastic: Part 1, Common Factors (2002)

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Key concepts explained: Factoring, terms, expressions, finding the greatest common factor(s), and factoring polynomial expressions that are the sums or differences of terms with common factors.

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00:18
Factoring is Fantastic: Part 1, Common Factors

Factoring is Fantastic: Part 2, Quadratic Trinomials (2002)

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Key concepts explained: quadratic trinomials, how to expand bracketed binomials, and factoring quadratic trinomials in different cases.

This focuses on expanding and factoring quadratic expressions. Our young presenter explores a variety of novel ways to explain the techniques used in this vital aspect of algebraic manipulation.

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00:17
Factoring is Fantastic: Part 2, Quadratic Trinomials

Integer Operations: Into the Negative Zone, Part 1 Adding and Subtracting (2002)

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Key concepts explained: negative numbers, integers, addition and subtraction of integers.

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00:18
Integer Operations: Into the Negative Zone, Part 1 Adding and Subtracting

Integer Operations: Into the Negative Zone, Part 2 Multiplying and Dividing (2002)

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Our young presenter ventures fearlessly into the negative zone to learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide positive and negative numbers. A variety of highly visual tools are presented in a fun format to help students make sense of the rules for integer operations. Plugs removed from a wood block represent positive quantities and the remaining holes, negative quantities.

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00:12
Integer Operations: Into the Negative Zone, Part 2 Multiplying and Dividing

Linear Equations and Their Graphs: Let’s Get It Straight, Part 1 (2002)

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Key concepts explained: linear equations and their graphs, and the domain of an equation.

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00:16
Linear Equations and Their Graphs: Let’s Get It Straight, Part 1

Linear Equations and Their Graphs: Let’s Get It Straight, Part 2 (2002)

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The key concepts learned in Part 1 are applied with variations.

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00:17
Linear Equations and Their Graphs: Let’s Get It Straight, Part 2

Percentages That Make Sense! (2002)

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Key concepts explained: converting percentages into decimals and fractions, and converting decimals and fractions into percentages.

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00:22
Percentages That Make Sense!

Geometry, Part 2: Surface Area of Solids (2006)

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This programs shows how to measure the dimensions of common 3D objects. The calculations needed to obtain their surface areas and volumes are also illustrated. The solids featured are polygon-based prisms and pyramids, cones, cylinders and spheres. The recognizable objects used in this program vary from well-known snack containers to the pyramid of Cheops.

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00:23
Geometry, Part 2: Surface Area of Solids

Geometry, Part 3: Volume of Solids (2006)

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This programs shows how to measure the dimensions of common 3D objects. The calculations needed to obtain their surface areas and volumes are also illustrated. The solids featured are polygon-based prisms and pyramids, cones, cylinders and spheres. The recognizable objects used in this program vary from well-known snack containers to the pyramid of Cheops.

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Middle
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00:25
Geometry, Part 3: Volume of Solids

Slopes: That's a Bit Steep! (2002)

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Key concepts explained: horizontal and vertical lines, positive and negative slopes, calculating a slope by measuring its rise and run, and calculating a slope by using two points on a coordinate plane.

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00:24
Slopes: That's a Bit Steep!

Algebra: A Piece of Cake, Part 1 (2002)

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Algebra helps our engaging teenage hostess, as she calculates the amounts of recipe ingredients needed to cook for and then serve, a sizable party:
1. To avoid confusion, when we write a formula we leave out the multiplication sign “x”, and instead put the number, the constant, in front of the variable, which is “X” in this case.

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00:19
Algebra: A Piece of Cake, Part 1

Algebra: A Piece of Cake, Part 2 (2002)

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Continuing on from Part 1, more formulas are induced from patterns, this time concerning the number of trays needed to serve varying slices of pastries, that are more complicated than those in the first part. We combine formulas by adding and subtracting like terms. We call this simplifying the expression.

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00:13
Algebra: A Piece of Cake, Part 2

Geometry, Part 1: Areas of Two-Dimensional Figures (2004)

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--formulas for a parallelogram (square, rectangle, and rhombus)
--formulas for a trapezoid, triangle, and circle

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Middle
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00:27
Geometry, Part 1: Areas of Two-Dimensional Figures

Probability, Part 1: Experiment, Theory and Odds (2003)

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--expressing a probability between certainty and impossible as the likelihood of an uncertain event occurring
--conducting and recording probability experiments using small and large number trials with replacement
--calculating the theoretical probability of a particular event occurring
--expressing probabilities as odds

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Middle
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Length: 
00:13
Probability, Part 1: Experiment, Theory and Odds

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