# Algebra

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Young Pythagoras can't seem to stay out of trouble. Every time he tries to help, people get angry. What's a curious kid to do?

On a trip to Egypt, Pythagoras' curiosity helps him discover the secret of the right triangle. A clever introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem.

## 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 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

## Algebraic Notation (2007)

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Another winner in the Mathemania brand, this is a clear and concise explanation of algebraic notation. In this program we start with an introduction to algebraic notation, then examine algebraic definitions and mathematical models, bringing it all together with the road test - creating a mathematical story.

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00:27

## Integers: The Whole Thing (2007)

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Integers are all around us and used for many different purposes. This program explores the world of integers where we share a day in the life of the presenter who entertains us in her own quirky way, taking us to a snooker hall, then to a shopping mall and finally the basketball court, demonstrating how integers permeate many aspects of everyday life.

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00:27

## Exponents: We Are The Power (2007)

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This entertaining and informative program explains all about exponents, the powers to which numbers are raised. Examining positive and negative indices, the uses and benefits of using exponents to express very small and very large numbers, and how to calculate approximations this is a program that will empower all math students with clear and accurate explanations.

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Length:
00:34

## Decimals: The Accuracy of Numbers (2007)

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Decimal numbers come into our lives just about every day. This program explores the world of decimal numbers where we share a day in the life of the presenter who entertains us in her own quirky way.

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00:24

## Roots: The Radical Idea (2007)

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In this entertaining program, we cover an introduction to roots and radicals, explore how roots can be simplified, carry out some operations with radicals, examine methods of approximation of roots and finish off by looking at an application involving the Pythagorean Theorem. A clear, concise and engaging explanation of roots and radicals.

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00:30

## Rational Numbers: We Are Proportional (2007)

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This program provides students with a lively introduction to key concepts involved with triangles and quadrilaterals. It includes defining rational numbers as the ratio of two integers, defining rational numbers as a terminating or repeating decimal, the concept of proportional reasoning and examples of converting between decimals and rational numbers.

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00:31

## Bazaar

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The components of Bazaar include a whole bunch of little chips, in five colors. At the start of the game, two equation cards are randomly chosen. Each equation card has five equations on it, for a total of ten equations that will be in effect for the duration of the game.