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)

 


RESEARCH IDEAS PRESENTS ...

CLASSROOM DOCUMENTARIES

Use the menu on the left to see videos from classrooms, where young children engage with big ideas of mathematics, such as infinity and limit, linear functions, trigonometry, and much more.

RANDOM ACTS OF MATH

NEW! Send math e-Cards! Share a math surprise, get a cool t-shirt! Random Acts of Math brings cool math ideas to children and their parents in unexpected settings. Funded by the Fields Institute.

MATH FOR TEACHERS COURSES

Math 4 Teachers Certificate courses from the Fields Institute. Course activities have been classroom-tested in several elementary schools and in teacher education settings, over a period of several years.

Flex your imagination, experience the pleasure of math surprise and insight, and see math in fresh light!

MATH + CODE IDEAS

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

RESEARCH-BASED MATH TEXT

What did you do in Math today? - conceptual surprises, cool insights, videos, animations, interactive content, and teaching notes.

SCHOOL CONCERTS

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

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.

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