##### Queer Eye’s Mathematical Mishap

On an episode of Queer Eye, a family of 3 was about to become a family of 4.

##### Lovely logic puzzles

Search Alex Gendler on youtube for more.

##### The Progression Of Addition and Subtraction

I don’t know about you, but as a secondary school teacher I’ve not often thought about teaching some of the maths fundamentals. We assume students can already add, subtract, multiply and divide single digit numbers. Secondary teachers don’t pay enough credit to primary teachers, who have the critical job of embedding concepts like place value.

But sometimes students come in without these skills, and I’ve always found breaking them down really difficult.

This video is lovely It’s one of a series, talking about the progression of skills from first principles. I highly recommend all maths teachers watch them. I will certainly be trialling some of these ideas. I found the talk of five and tens grids particularly interesting.

##### The Best Number

Can’t disagree with Sheldon here.

##### What is the point of maths?

I’ve made my first youtube video! I went to the Crytek offices to find out how they use maths to make incredibly complex videogames. Watch it below.

##### Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories

This is really cool. The graphs look like trig functions! Might be a way to introduce them.

##### Chris Moyles' Quiz Night

A while ago, Chris Moyles had a TV show called ‘Quiz Night’. Part of the program was a maths quiz, done by various pop acts (including, shudder, One Direction).

A lot of these are available on YouTube, so I collected them all together to make a convenient playlist.

Here it is

I’ve used these a lot. They’re fun and engaging.