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The Man Who Knew Infinity
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The Man Who Knew Infinity

Masterpiece  |  June 24, 2017
An inspiration film that explores the brilliance of a mathematician that many believed could decipher the very fabric of the universe - possibly existence itself.

An inspiration film that explores the brilliance of a mathematician that many believed could decipher the very fabric of the universe - possibly existence itself.

Amazingly advanced Mayan mathematics
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Amazingly advanced Mayan mathematics

Clip from The Time Compass
The Mayans were possibly the first civilisation to use 'zero' as a number and as a concept.

The Mayans were possibly the first civilisation to use 'zero' as a number and as a concept.

Vitruvian Man, architecture and beauty
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Vitruvian Man, architecture and beauty

Marcus du Sautoy inspects Leonardo da Vinci's original Vitruvian Man and discusses its application to architecture and geometry.

Marcus du Sautoy inspects Leonardo da Vinci's original Vitruvian Man and discusses its application to architecture and geometry.

Six degrees of separation
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Six degrees of separation

Duncan Watts reveals how the game and urban myth of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon helped shape his Small World Project and network theory.

Duncan Watts reveals how the game and urban myth of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon helped shape his Small World Project and network theory.

Pi, probability and the natural world
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Pi, probability and the natural world

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the probability of a needle falling on a line, or between two lines, has an uncanny relationship to pi.

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the probability of a needle falling on a line, or between two lines, has an uncanny relationship to pi.

The Fibonacci sequence in nature
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The Fibonacci sequence in nature

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the Fibonacci sequence is represented in nature, observing how the patterns in plants conform to the progression of numbers.

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the Fibonacci sequence is represented in nature, observing how the patterns in plants conform to the progression of numbers.

The Tim Ferriss Experiment
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The Tim Ferriss Experiment: Gambling

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  SBS2  |  August 7, 2015
Tim Ferris learns the top secrets of poker to even the odds against the house. He ups the ante on his skills in an odd but effective way - by day trading in the market.

Tim Ferris learns the top secrets of poker to even the odds against the house. He ups the ante on his skills in an odd but effective way - by day trading in the market.

Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums
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Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  SBS2  |  July 23, 2015
Guest comedians Marcus Brigstocke and Josh Widdicombe pit their common sense against Dara's mathematically-minded brain as they battle it out to solve puzzles and problems set ...

Guest comedians Marcus Brigstocke and Josh Widdicombe pit their common sense against Dara's mathematically-minded brain as they battle it out to solve puzzles and problems set by Professor Marcus du Sautoy. Today's theme is, 'How Maths Gets You More Bang for Your Buck'.

Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums
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Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums

Season 1  |  Episode 11  |  SBS2  |  July 30, 2015
Guest comedians Susan Calman and David O'Doherty pit their common sense against Dara's mathematically-minded brain as they battle it out to solve puzzles and problems set by ...

Guest comedians Susan Calman and David O'Doherty pit their common sense against Dara's mathematically-minded brain as they battle it out to solve puzzles and problems set by Professor Marcus du Sautoy. Today's theme is, 'How Maths Can Keep the Peace'.

Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums
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Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS2  |  May 21, 2015
Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums is a classic battle of brain versus brawn. And two university maths students also compete against Dara, to keep him on his toes. Which ...

Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums is a classic battle of brain versus brawn. And two university maths students also compete against Dara, to keep him on his toes. Which method will triumph? Fiendish real world science problems are tackled in studio in two very different ways - rather brainy maths and rather less brainy trial and error.

Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums
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Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS2  |  June 18, 2015
Guest Comedian Jason Byrne pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. ...

Guest Comedian Jason Byrne pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. Today's theme is, 'How maths can stop you getting screwed'.

Against All Odds: Inside Statistics
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Against All Odds: Inside Statistics: Correlation

ABC ME  |  November 13, 2017
Twin studies track how similar identical and fraternal twins are on various characteristics, even if they don't grow up together. Correlation lets researchers put a number on it.

Twin studies track how similar identical and fraternal twins are on various characteristics, even if they don't grow up together. Correlation lets researchers put a number on it.

Against All Odds: Inside Statistics
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Against All Odds: Inside Statistics: Census and Sampling

ABC ME  |  December 11, 2017
The US counts every resident every 10 years, or at least tries to. Statisticians use sampling from a population as an alternative to a complete count, as utilised at a potato ...

The US counts every resident every 10 years, or at least tries to. Statisticians use sampling from a population as an alternative to a complete count, as utilised at a potato chip factory.

Against All Odds: Inside Statistics
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Against All Odds: Inside Statistics: Fitting Lines To Data

ABC ME  |  November 6, 2017
Winter snowpack in the Colorado Rockies can predict spring water supply. Plotting annual measurements in a scatter plot lets resource managers draw a regression line that ...

Winter snowpack in the Colorado Rockies can predict spring water supply. Plotting annual measurements in a scatter plot lets resource managers draw a regression line that helps them forecast water availability.

The Great Math Mystery
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The Great Math Mystery

The History Channel  |  October 14, 2015
NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour - a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math's signature in the swirl of a ...

NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour - a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math's signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy, and the spiral in the centre of a sunflower. Math was essential to everything from the first wireless radio transmissions to the successful landing of rovers on Mars. But where does math get its power?

Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums
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Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums: Kevin Bridges and Peter Serafinowicz

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  SBS2  |  December 7, 2015
Guest comedians Kevin Bridges and Peter Serafinowicz pit their muscles and common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve puzzles and problems set ...

Guest comedians Kevin Bridges and Peter Serafinowicz pit their muscles and common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve puzzles and problems set by Oxford Professor Marcus du Sautoy. Today's theme is "How Maths Can Help You Eat Better".

Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums
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Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS2  |  June 25, 2015
Guest Comedian Simon Evans pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. ...

Guest Comedian Simon Evans pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. Today's theme is, 'Finding your way'.

Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums
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Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  SBS2  |  July 16, 2015
Andrew Maxwell And Mark Watson - Guest comedians Mark Watson and Andrew Maxwell pit their common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve puzzles ...

Andrew Maxwell And Mark Watson - Guest comedians Mark Watson and Andrew Maxwell pit their common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve puzzles and problems set by Professor Marcus du Sautoy. Today's theme is, 'Does Crime Add Up?'.

Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums
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Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  SBS2  |  July 2, 2015
Guest Comedian Andi Osho pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. ...

Guest Comedian Andi Osho pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. Today's theme is, 'You can't argue with logic'.

Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums
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Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums: Marcus Brigstocke And Josh Widdicom

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  SBS2  |  December 28, 2015
Guest comedians Marcus Brigstocke and Josh Widdicombe pit their common sense against Dara's mathematically-minded brain as they battle it out to solve puzzles and problems set ...

Guest comedians Marcus Brigstocke and Josh Widdicombe pit their common sense against Dara's mathematically-minded brain as they battle it out to solve puzzles and problems set by Professor Marcus du Sautoy. The theme is, 'how maths gets you more bang for your buck'.

Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums
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Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS2  |  June 11, 2015
Guest Comedian Alex Horne pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. ...

Guest Comedian Alex Horne pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. Today's theme is, 'Location, Location... Maths'.

Home
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Home

FOXTEL Family  |  November 12, 2016
A lowly alien is forced to go on the run and becomes unlikely buddies with a teenage girl. The two embark on a comical globe-trotting adventure to right his wrongs, and learn ...

A lowly alien is forced to go on the run and becomes unlikely buddies with a teenage girl. The two embark on a comical globe-trotting adventure to right his wrongs, and learn what it means to be human.

Against All Odds: Inside Statistics
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Against All Odds: Inside Statistics: The Question of Causation

ABC ME  |  November 27, 2017
This historical story describes how researchers untangled the relationship between smoking and lung cancer.

This historical story describes how researchers untangled the relationship between smoking and lung cancer.

Against All Odds: Inside Statistics
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Against All Odds: Inside Statistics: Small Sample Inference For One Mean

ABC ME  |  March 12, 2018
A brewer uses this technique to monitor quality differences in multiple batches of the same beer.

A brewer uses this technique to monitor quality differences in multiple batches of the same beer.

Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums
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Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  May 28, 2015
Guest Comedian David O'Doherty pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the ...

Guest Comedian David O'Doherty pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. Today's theme is, 'Positions, and how maths can help you find the best ones'.

Against All Odds: Inside Statistics
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Against All Odds: Inside Statistics: Control Charts

ABC ME  |  February 19, 2018
This quality control method helped Quest Diagnostics streamline and improve their system for processing and testing lab samples so they could meet their nightly deadlines.

This quality control method helped Quest Diagnostics streamline and improve their system for processing and testing lab samples so they could meet their nightly deadlines.

The Numbers Game
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The Numbers Game: How Tough Are You?

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  National Geographic  |  April 22, 2014
Are you a strong person, both physically and mentally? Data scientist Jake Porway is tackling life's most daunting topics and revealing the surprising science behind them.

Are you a strong person, both physically and mentally? Data scientist Jake Porway is tackling life's most daunting topics and revealing the surprising science behind them.

The Numbers Game
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The Numbers Game: Could You Be A Hero?

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  National Geographic  |  April 18, 2014
You're going to learn what it takes to be a hero, how to hone two vital heroic skills, and how to control your body's hero chemical in order to be ready whenever duty calls.

You're going to learn what it takes to be a hero, how to hone two vital heroic skills, and how to control your body's hero chemical in order to be ready whenever duty calls.

The Numbers Game
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The Numbers Game: How To Get What You Want

Season 2  |  Episode 12  |  National Geographic  |  May 25, 2014
Ever wondered why some people seem naturally convincing? Data scientist Jake Porway reveals the secrets persuasive people use to talk their way out of trouble and into triumph.

Ever wondered why some people seem naturally convincing? Data scientist Jake Porway reveals the secrets persuasive people use to talk their way out of trouble and into triumph.

The Numbers Game
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The Numbers Game: Could You Be The Boss?

Season 2  |  Episode 6  |  National Geographic  |  April 29, 2014
Data scientist Jake Porway might not make you a multibillionaire, but he will give you the lowdown on how to pick the perfect team and lead them to victory.

Data scientist Jake Porway might not make you a multibillionaire, but he will give you the lowdown on how to pick the perfect team and lead them to victory.

The Numbers Game
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The Numbers Game: Are You Desirable?

Season 2  |  Episode 8  |  National Geographic  |  May 5, 2014
Did you know there's one thing that makes you more desirable? And a single accessory that can make you appear smarter? Learn the tools to physical and social desirability.

Did you know there's one thing that makes you more desirable? And a single accessory that can make you appear smarter? Learn the tools to physical and social desirability.

The Numbers Game
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The Numbers Game: Could You Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?

Season 2  |  Episode 11  |  National Geographic  |  May 25, 2014
Whether you're facing the end of the world, a zombie apocalypse or a blackout, data scientist Jake Porway has the numbers you need to survive any disaster.

Whether you're facing the end of the world, a zombie apocalypse or a blackout, data scientist Jake Porway has the numbers you need to survive any disaster.

The Numbers Game
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The Numbers Game: Are You A Sucker?

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  National Geographic  |  April 22, 2014
Worried you might be gullible? Data scientist Jake Porway is going to show you how to dodge the double-crosses and spot the scams.

Worried you might be gullible? Data scientist Jake Porway is going to show you how to dodge the double-crosses and spot the scams.

The Numbers Game
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The Numbers Game: Are You Superstitious?

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  National Geographic  |  April 29, 2014
Whether you regularly knock on wood or occasionally wear a lucky hat, superstition may be influencing your life in more ways than you know.

Whether you regularly knock on wood or occasionally wear a lucky hat, superstition may be influencing your life in more ways than you know.

The Numbers Game
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The Numbers Game: Can Cracking Codes Change Your Life?

Season 2  |  Episode 10  |  National Geographic  |  May 12, 2014
National Treasure, The Da Vinci Code, Indiana Jones - what do these movies have in common? All require their heroes to solve intricate puzzles to find the treasure and save ...

National Treasure, The Da Vinci Code, Indiana Jones - what do these movies have in common? All require their heroes to solve intricate puzzles to find the treasure and save the day.

The Numbers Game
22:06

The Numbers Game: Are You A Jerk?

Season 2  |  Episode 9  |  National Geographic  |  May 12, 2014
Did you know that being a jerk could earn you nearly $10,000? Data scientist Jake Porway reveals how to tap into the benefits of being a jerk without making a long list of enemies.

Did you know that being a jerk could earn you nearly $10,000? Data scientist Jake Porway reveals how to tap into the benefits of being a jerk without making a long list of enemies.

How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer
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How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer

ABC  |  August 8, 2010
We've all heard of 'six degrees of separation', the idea that everyone in the world can be connected in just a few steps. But what if those steps don't just relate to people ...

We've all heard of 'six degrees of separation', the idea that everyone in the world can be connected in just a few steps. But what if those steps don't just relate to people but also to viruses, neurons, proteins and even to fashion trends? What if this 'six degrees of separation' allowed us an insight into something at the core of Nature? We used to think the way in which web pages, power grids and people tied together was more or less random. But recently two young physicists independently discovered that fundamental laws govern networks. It's a discovery that may prove as important as Newton's observations of gravity or Darwin's theory of evolution.

The Numbers Game
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The Numbers Game: What Drives You Crazy?

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  National Geographic  |  August 11, 2013
What's on your list of pet peeves? Explore the science and numbers behind daily stresses and everyday annoyances that can drive us crazy.

What's on your list of pet peeves? Explore the science and numbers behind daily stresses and everyday annoyances that can drive us crazy.

The Numbers Game
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The Numbers Game: How Long Will You Live?

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  National Geographic  |  August 11, 2013
Watching this show is a matter of life and death. You'll be shocked by the surprising stats and the amazing science behind what can help you live longer - and what can kill you.

Watching this show is a matter of life and death. You'll be shocked by the surprising stats and the amazing science behind what can help you live longer - and what can kill you.

The Numbers Game
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The Numbers Game: Will You Make A Million Dollars?

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  National Geographic  |  August 10, 2013
Is becoming a millionaire impossible? Or just improbable? We'll show you the tips and tricks on how to keep your odds of making major money sky high.

Is becoming a millionaire impossible? Or just improbable? We'll show you the tips and tricks on how to keep your odds of making major money sky high.

The Numbers Game
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The Numbers Game: Do You Live On The Edge?

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  National Geographic  |  May 5, 2014
You make 70 conscious decisions in an average day. And if one of those decisions is to jump out of an airplane or ride a motorcycle, you might just be a daredevil.

You make 70 conscious decisions in an average day. And if one of those decisions is to jump out of an airplane or ride a motorcycle, you might just be a daredevil.

Codebreaker
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Codebreaker

SBS  |  June 8, 2012
Alan Turing was the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War II, arguably saving millions of lives. Turing ...

Alan Turing was the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War II, arguably saving millions of lives. Turing was one of the great original thinkers of the 20th century, but his achievements went unrecognised during his lifetime. Instead he ended up being treated as a common criminal, for being homosexual at a time when homosexual acts were a crime. This program brings Turing's ideas to life and includes the testimony of people who knew and remember him.

Numeracy can be tricky to teach in a hands on classroom. Use this numeracy focus playlist to help you create meaningful and fun learning experiences in and outside the classroom.
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