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Against All Odds: Inside Statistics      

Picking up where the original Against All Odds left off in the 1980s, the new series maintains the same emphasis on “doing” statistics. Video modules take viewers on location to where people from all walks of life are using statistics in their work. Online materials allow viewers to practice and review what they’ve learned.
To order, or for more information visit: Annenberg Learner's Website.

Statistics: Decisions Through Data    

Statistics: Decisions Through Data is an introductory statistics course that unravels the statistical arguments behind surveys, polls, experiments, and product claims. Each episode begins with a documentary segment that engages students' interest, and then teaches skills to gather data, analyze patterns, and draw conclusions about real-world issues.
Each set includeds five one hour DVDs, student workbook and user's guide Learn More

DVD $350.00

Math is Everywhere    

Mathematics is everywhere in our lives. It is in the CAT scans at a hospital. It is in the e-mail and search engines of the Internet. It is in your hot dog; in the gasoline pump; in court; in the election booth; in your wallpaper, your fingerprints. There is no place, no object, in which math does not play a vital though often hidden part.
Yes, mathematics is an important academic discipline, but it is much more - it is the tool for modeling our world. With all of the important and growing contemporary applications of mathematics, teachers especially must provide relevant and informed answers when their students ask, "What's this stuff good for?"   Learn More

DVD $30.00

Discrete Math: Cracking the Code    

What mathematical tools do network designers use to stop "hackers" from stealing valuable information? Discrete Mathematics: Cracking the Code is an introduction to the mathematics of electronic information transmission, including Universal Product Codes, as well as public-key cryptography, the most complete data security tool available. This video is ideal for computer science, math topics, or algebra classes.

DVD $70.00

Geometry: New Tools For New Technologies - Hour One  

How is geometry used to program a robot's movement? How do zoo planners use geometry to make habitats that are enjoyable and safe? Why do people who plan garbage pickups and snowplow routes need geometry? Geometry: New Tools for New Technologies I and II explores the exciting world of Geometry in the 20th century.

DVD $70.00

Geometry: New Tools For New Technologies - Hour Two   

How is geometry used to program a robot's movement? How do zoo planners use geometry to make habitats that are enjoyable and safe? Why do people who plan garbage pickups and snowplow routes need geometry? Geometry: New Tools for New Technologies I and II explores the exciting world of Geometry in the 20th century.

DVD $70.00

Calculus: Understanding Change    

How do doctors and pharmacologists use calculus to prescribe drugs? How do engineers use area, volume, and pressure equations to design dams? Calculus: Understanding Change gives students a powerful demonstration of the critical role calculus plays in our lives.

DVD $70.00

Algebra: Language for a Changing World    

What algebra is used by police to calculate speeding fines? Can algebra provide a useful tool in helping our environment? Algebra: Language for a Changing World is an overview of the most essential early concepts in Algebra. Interesting real world contexts and worked problems using real data introduce input and output variables, symbolic and graphical representation, order of operations, and linear relationships. This half-hour program includes a user's guide with reproducible student exercises and quizzes.

Common Core State Standards High School Mathematics Correlation
Each of the five units reflects aspects of the standards, click here to read more.

DVD $70.00

Math TV: Computer Science and Social Choice - When is a Vote Not a Vote?    

In certain types of elections, not all votes carry the same weight, and some voters have more power than others. The mathematics behind elections demonstrates that not all voting systems are created equal.

DVD $70.00

Math TV: Geometry - Is There a Connection Between Mathematics and Beauty?    

Artists and architects from da Vinci to M.C. Escher use the golden ratio to define proportions that are pleasing to the human eye. Discover the relationship between the beauty of the natural world and the underlying principles of geometry. See mathematical patterns within flower blossoms, scales, shells, and even fruit.

DVD $70.00

Math TV: Management Science - How Did Mathematics Help Put a Man on the Moon?    

Neil Armstrong's famous walk on the moon was a technological milestone. Learn how mathematics helped coordinate the efforts of the Apollo mission. Tools like Dijkstra's algorithm, Hamiltonian circuits, and linear programming methods are used by business to manufacture products quickly and easily.

DVD $70.00

Math TV: Statistics & Probability - Do Casinos Really Gamble with Their Profits?    

Behind every successful casino operation is a mathematician who understands the concept of probability theory, especially the Central Limit Theorem. See how casinos profit from the fact that a chance outcome, repeated many times, can be predicted with great certainty.

DVD $70.00

Casting Your Ballots: Elections     


The power to elect officials is the power to change the world, but the mathematics of voting extends far beyond the notion of majority-rule. This election year, use COMAP materials to explore this fascinating process with your students.

The candidate with the most votes wins an election. Simple, right? Wrong. The whole story has as much to do with voting methods as voting numbers .

Casting Your Ballots: Elections is a new multi-media tool from COMAP that allows students to make connections to current events. Both CD-ROM and DVD components contain materials that help students address complex questions that are a very real part of our political system.

• How can different candidates win the same election, depending on which voting method is used? Students examine methods such as Borda, Condorcet, and plurality with runoff.

• How does mathematics define fairness? Can an election process be totally fair?

• What is power ? Explore the notion of “dummies,” the Banzhaf index, coalitions, and how apparently equitable systems can easily turn out to be lopsided and unfair.

As the elections progress and dominate the headlines, students will have a deep understanding of what is happening in the world around them.  Learn More


STREAM is a print, video and Web-based professional development program to introduce teachers and parents to the new NSF-funded high school mathematics programs.
STREAM consists of two basic components: the video materials and the unit materials. The video materials can be used in a variety of settings. The introductory video could be used in a 1-2-hour informational meeting. The other videos, along with their accompanying written materials, could be used in a series of 2-3-hour inservice meetings. The second component, the unit materials, is designed for use in an extended inservice setting or as a reference document.
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DVD $250.00

Algebra: In Simplest Terms    

A video instructional series on algebra for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs and coordinated books.
In this series, host Sol Garfunkel explains how algebra is used for solving real-world problems and clearly explains concepts that may baffle many students. Graphic illustrations and on-location examples help students connect mathematics to daily life. The series also has applications in geometry and calculus instruction. Algebra is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter.
To order, or for more information contact COMAP.

For All Practical Purposes: An Introduction to Contemporary

For All Practical Purposes: An Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics, the companion video to the best-selling text For All Practical Purposes, is an introductory liberal arts mathematics course shown nationally on PBS television stations and available on videotape.
Each of the 26 half-hour episodes uses real-life examples to help teach a basic understanding of mathematics and its relationship to other areas of study. Mathematical problem solving is shown to influence everything from the success of savvy entrepreneurs to the fairness of voting practices. Examples are pulled from management science, social science, design, and computer science.  Learn More



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