DOCUMENTARIES

Math (funded by SSHRC, KNAER + Fields)

  1. Infinity in my hand (gr. 3: fractions, infinity, limit)
  2. Making sums of 10 (gr. 3-4: patterning, linear functions)
  3. How to fence a pen (gr. 2-4: area, perimeter, optimization)
  4. Where parallel lines meet (gr. 2: geometry of a sphere)
  5. Probability race (gr. 2-4: probability with dice)
  6. Odds and evens (gr. 2, 7: growth patterns, odds, evens)
  7. How much is a billion? (gr. 3: Fermi questions, social justice)
  8. Growing patterns (gr. 1-4: growth patterns, slope, linear functions)
  9. Math waves around us (gr. 3-4: patterning, trigonometry)
  10. Low floor, high ceiling (big ideas for young mathematicians)
Science
  1. Cough, cough (gr. 4: pollution, social justice)
  2. Eating plastic (gr. 3-4: the great plastic dump, social justice)
  3. Refraction action (gr. 2-3: refraction)
  4. Will it float, will it sink? (gr. 2-3: density, buoyancy)
  5. Gravity's pull (gr. 2-3: gravity, density)
Peter Jaffe on violence & abuse
  1. Never met a happy bully (bullying and breaking the silence)
  2. The lizard in your brain (violence in the media)

 

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RESEARCH IDEAS PRESENTS ...

CLASSROOM DOCUMENTARIES

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RANDOM ACTS OF MATH

Send a math e-Card! Share a math surprise! Funded by the Fields Institute.

RESEARCH-BASED MATH TEXT

What will you do in Math today? - coming September 2015

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Math + Coding Symposium - 19-21 June 2015

Keynote Speakers: Celia Hoyles, Yasmin Kafai, Richard Noss

MATH + CODE IDEAS

MATHnCODE.com helps students learn math + computer coding, through games & simulations.

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MATHEMATICIAN INTERVIEWS

www.fields.utoronto.ca/mathwindows

Prominent mathematicians discuss topics from elementary mathematics. Funded by the Fields Institute.

Also see Graham Denham, Matheus Grasselli, Manil Suri, and Lindi Wahl.

MATH PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL

www.MathFest.ca

Funded by the Imperial Oil Foundation, the Fields Institute, Research Western, the Faculty of Education at UWO, and the Canadian Mathematical Society.

SCHOOL CONCERTS

School concerts, funded by the Fields Institute, share songs from research classrooms with elementary students and teachers across Ontario.