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Embedding Movies into PowerPoint

 

Ensure videos run automatically or on a click within PowerPoint - Click here

 

Enrichment Videos

 

Numberphile: A superb range of videos - Click here or go here
 

Sixty Symbols: Cool videos about physics and astronomy - Click here
 
Objectivity: Videos about Cool objects - Click here

 

Mathematics in the Movies

 

This is a collection of movie clips in which Mathematics appears. To see the movies larger, or to see it on the iphone/ipad or to include a clip into a presentation, chose the quicktime ipod version. These are the files with .m4v extension - Click here

 

Topic Focused Video Clips

 

Over 40 topic based video clips from a Maths Doodler which to me represents mathematical thinking and can be used to promote thinking - Click here

 

Over 60 topic based video clips are hosted on WaldoMaths - Click here

 

 

This set of video clips are all looking at the place of a range of Mathematical skills in the workplace, they can be downloaded in flv format - Click here

This clip seeks to explain Why do competitors open their stores next to each other? - Click here
 

YouTube Clips

YouTube is a rich source of video clips that can be used to introduce or exemplify a topic. The materials below have been chosen because they are interesting and not necessarily for their relevance in a teaching context other than perhaps to provide that sense of awe that is so often missing in the classroom however hard we try.

www.youtube.com

Downloading YouTube clips
If you would like instructions as to how to download and convert them to avi files suitable for playing on Windows Media Player then Click here

Recommended YouTube Clips
 

General Interest Number Algebra - Scale, Speed, Projectiles Shape
Probability and Data Psychology and Maths Tricks Maths Outside the Curriculum  
 
Mathematics General Interest
Maths in Real Life
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Future Technology
A 2007 ViewPoint
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Shift Happens
Narrated look at world based data
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Shift Happens
As before but with music not narration
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2007 Version
       
       
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Mathematics: Number
Fibonacci - Numb3rs Clip
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Fibonacci in Nature
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Golden Ratio in the Body
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Golden Ratio in the face
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How to Construct a Magic Square
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Humourous Division
Ma & Pa Kettle version
Michael Jackson version
Abbott & Costello version
Zero & I
Cartoon Sketch
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What does a Trillion Dollars look like?
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Exponential Growth
The effect of Doubling
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The Impact of Exponential Growth
Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4
Part 5    Part 6    Part 7    Part 8
Large Numbers
Journey through Solar System
Scaled 8 min journey from Neptune to Sun

Data for Calculations
Large Numbers
Size of Planets 1
Size of Planets 2
Quick Multiplication
An easy way to do long multiplication
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Lightning Fast Maths Calculations
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Mathematics: Algebra - Scale, Speed & Projectiles
Brainiac
Firework Racing
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Formula for linking
Skid Mark length & Velocity
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Scalextric World Record 1/32 Scale
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Balloon  Powered Car
How to Build
Cars in Action
Rubberband Car
MouseTrap Car 1
MouseTrap Car 2
Brainiac Cannon
Projectile Motion
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Trick Basketball Shots
Projectile Motion
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Human Trebuchet
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Graph of Love
Real Life Graph
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Many others from Square TV
QI - Gravity
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Top Gear Olympics
Mini off a ski slope
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Brainiac
Rocket
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Solving Quadratics
Quadratic Formula
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Gadget Show GPS
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Mathematics: Shape
Optical Illusion
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Triumph of the Hexagon
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Paper Dragon
Model Illusion
Demo Video
How to Make Video
Template
10 Optical Illusions
2 minutes
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Mobius Strip
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Mobius Highway
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Pythagoras' Theorem
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Sesame Street
Reflection Trick
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Circle Song
Circle Formulae
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Escher Tessellations
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Animated Solid
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Net of an Audi A5
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Nets of Shapes
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Cycling in Velodrome
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Escher Artwork
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Escher inspired
Cartoon Animation
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Irrational Pie
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Mathematics: Handling Data & Probability
Bankok Insurance
Probability
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Monty Hall Problem
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Data Collection
Cup Stacking World Record
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Data Collection
Chimpanzee Memory
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Try yourself
Data Collection
Memory Test
I'm a Celebrity Task
Part 1     Part 2
Body Mass Index
Instructions
Limitations
Celebrity Data
Wealth of 200 Countries over the past 200 years
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NRICH Task
Capture - Recapture Method
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Mathematics Outside the Curriculum
History of Numbers
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Abacus
Incredible use of Abacus
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Abacus Introduction
Abacus Addition
Abacus Subtraction
Beautiful Maths
Formulae
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Klein Bottle
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Fractal Flight
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Mandelbrot Zoom
Version 1
Version 2
Moebius Transformations
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Topology
Inverting a Sphere
Explanation Part 1
Explanation Part 2
Alan Davies and Marcus Du Sautoy Explore Mathematics
Part 1      Part 2      Part 3
Part 4      Part 5      Part 6
Alan Davies and Marcus Du Sautoy explore the question: How long is a piece of string?
Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4
Dan Meyer explores the intersection of math instruction, multimedia, and inquiry-based learning.
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Marcus Du Sautoy's Mathematical Journey
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Andrew Wiles' Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5
Marcus Du Sautoy - Music of the Primes
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Flatland
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Charles Babbage - Difference Machine
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How Long is a Piece of String: Alan Davies and Marcus Du Sautoy

Alan Davies attempts to answer the proverbial question: how long is a piece of string? But what appears to be a simple task soon turns into a mind-bending voyage of discovery where nothing is as it seems.

An encounter with leading mathematician Marcus du Sautoy reveals that Alan's short length of string may in fact be infinitely long. When Alan attempts to measure his string at the atomic scale, events take an even stranger turn. Not only do objects appear in many places at once, but reality itself seems to be an illusion.

Ultimately, Alan finds that measuring his piece of string could - in theory at least - create a black hole, bringing about the end of the world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbodZKrAOGg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLIwuWNOWBk

 Albert Einstein

As Albert Einstein lay on his deathbed, he asked only for his glasses, his writing implements and his latest equations. He knew he was dying, yet he continued his work. In those final hours of his life, while fading in and out of consciousness, he was working on what he hoped would be his greatest work of all. It was a project of monumental complexity. It was a project that he hoped would unlock the mind of God. BBC Horizon, 2005  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El8hLmOe-Rs&feature=related

 

Psychology & Tricks

Richard Wiseman
The Prediction
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Richard Wiseman
Corkology & Reveal
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Richard Wiseman
Amazing Colour Changing Trick 
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Richard Wiseman
The Mirror
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Maths Riddle
The Lost $
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Maths Number Trick 1
Maths Number Trick 2
Maths Card Trick
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Downloading YouTube Clips

There are many ways to do this but the following is one method that has worked for me and costs nothing:

Step 1:  You will need to download a small piece of software called YouTube Downloader that is free from the Internet: Click here to download - select run.

Step 2: Open the program YouTube Downloader

Step 3: Go to www.youtube.com and select the clip you want to download

Step 4: Return to YouTube Downloader and copy and paste the url address such as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWHcbBm19KA

Step 5: Select where you want the file to go by clicking on the folder icon on the far right

Step 6: Click on OK

Step 7: The file will be saved as an MP4 file

Step 8: To convert it to another form such as avi which windows media player plays you just select the Convert tab and find the file and select the download option before pressing OK

 

Windows Media Player can be downloaded free by Clicking Here

VLC Media Player Portable which is packaged as a portable application, so you can take your audio and video files along with everything you need to play them on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer. Using this application means that you do not need to change the files to avi format

Go to http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/vlc_portable
Click on the large Download button 
If it appears Click on the yellow warning box at the top of the screen to allow the file to be downloaded
Select Run when asked
Select where you want the application to be placed this can be on your desktop or your pen drive ...
Note it can be copied and placed in other places afterwards.
When it has been downloaded, click on the icon and select file open and then browse for your files ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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