The Fibonacci sequence in nature
2:50

The Fibonacci sequence in nature

Clip from The Great Math Mystery

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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.

Ancient Chinese numbers
1:36

Ancient Chinese numbers

Clip from The Story Of Maths

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Marcus du Sautoy reveals the Ancient Chinese number system and how their method of calculating figures was very different to they're way of writing them.

Marcus du Sautoy reveals the Ancient Chinese number system and how their method of calculating figures was very different to they're way of writing them.

Cantor and an infinity of infinities
3:03

Cantor and an infinity of infinities

Clip from The Story Of Maths

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Marcus du Sautoy illustrates Georg Cantor theory of infinite infinities, and that some infinities are bigger than others.

Marcus du Sautoy illustrates Georg Cantor theory of infinite infinities, and that some infinities are bigger than others.

Foolproof Equations For A Perfect Life
48:23

Foolproof Equations For A Perfect Life

SBS December 7, 2009

Science

Mathematics

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A look at the decision making process and the human brain. Can maths find the solutions to seemingly unrelated human conundrums? Sophisticated ratio formulas are put to use to ...

A look at the decision making process and the human brain. Can maths find the solutions to seemingly unrelated human conundrums? Sophisticated ratio formulas are put to use to predict the chances of individuals scoring a date or buying a pair of shoes. To what extent is our decision-making process manipulated by how choices are presented? Brain scans show the amygdala (emotional centre of the brain) lights up every time decisions need to be made. And what is premonition and is it really precognition, the ability to look into the future?

Good Will Hunting
2:01:31

Good Will Hunting

Masterpiece May 7, 2016

Media arts

Mathematics

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The most brilliant mind at America's top university isn't a student, he's the kid who cleans the floors. Will Hunting is a headstrong, working-class genius who is failing the ...

The most brilliant mind at America's top university isn't a student, he's the kid who cleans the floors. Will Hunting is a headstrong, working-class genius who is failing the lessons of life. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will's last chance is a psychology professor, who might be the only man who can reach him. Finally forced to deal with his past, Will discovers that the only one holding him back is himself.

High Anxieties: The Mathematics Of Chaos
59:04

High Anxieties: The Mathematics Of Chaos

BBC Knowledge December 4, 2009

History

Mathematics

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This film looks at how developments in mathematics over the last century have completely changed our understanding of the fundamental nature of the world we live in. The film ...

This film looks at how developments in mathematics over the last century have completely changed our understanding of the fundamental nature of the world we live in. The film begins with Henri Poincare who, in 1889, discovered that the solar system itself was not stable. He had discovered the maths of what we now call the butterfly effect - that a tiny disturbance can grow until it creates an unstoppable storm.

Syrian School
55:01

Syrian School: Rap Refugees

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS2 October 1, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

We Are The People We've Been Waiting For
1:17:03

We Are The People We've Been Waiting For

ABC2 September 29, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A landmark documentary reveals a very inconvenient truth about education. This film looks at whether the current UK education system gives young people enough opportunity to ...

A landmark documentary reveals a very inconvenient truth about education. This film looks at whether the current UK education system gives young people enough opportunity to develop their talents. How much are children being failed by a system that was created at the time of the industrial revolution?

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Being Inspired

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 September 10, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population, whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population, whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

Syrian School
55:15

Syrian School: Syria's Got Talent

Episode 5 SBS2 October 15, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its school children, their families and their teachers.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Marked For Life

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 September 3, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In this five-part series, Syrian School follows a year in the life of four schools in Damascus, a high-pressure cross roads in the Middle East. It concentrates on some ...

In this five-part series, Syrian School follows a year in the life of four schools in Damascus, a high-pressure cross roads in the Middle East. It concentrates on some remarkable characters finding their way in a country that has never before opened ordinary life up to cameras in this way and challenges the usual cliches of Arab life charting the highs and lows of the school year.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Changing Schools

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 September 24, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

Waiting For Superman
1:46:28

Waiting For Superman

FOXTEL Premiere February 29, 2012

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
From Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, comes this deeply personal exploration of the current state of public education in the US and how ...

From Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, comes this deeply personal exploration of the current state of public education in the US and how it is affecting children. Fuelled by his conscience and electrified by the possibilities for change, Guggenheim sets off on a probing journey into the lives of five unforgettable kids whose dreams, hopes and untapped potential reveal all that it is at stake at this critical moment.

Defeating the Hackers
49:09

Defeating the Hackers

SBS May 25, 2015

Science

Mathematics

Digital technologies

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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This documentary goes behind the scenes of the exciting, fast paced world of frontline cryptography to meet the experts working at the very frontiers of science, battling to ...

This documentary goes behind the scenes of the exciting, fast paced world of frontline cryptography to meet the experts working at the very frontiers of science, battling to keep our secrets safe.

A Beautiful Mind
2:09:51

A Beautiful Mind

Masterpiece June 3, 2015

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Mathematics

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Brilliant mathematician John Nash is on the brink of international acclaim when he becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy. Now only his devoted wife can help him in this ...

Brilliant mathematician John Nash is on the brink of international acclaim when he becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy. Now only his devoted wife can help him in this powerful story of courage, passion and triumph.

How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer
54:11

How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer

ABC August 8, 2010

Science

Mathematics

Personal and social capability

Digital technologies

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
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.

Codebreaker
52:54

Codebreaker

SBS June 8, 2012

Modern history

Mathematics

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
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.

The Code
54:04

The Code: Prediction

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS February 26, 2012

Mathematics

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
In the final episode, Marcus enters the strange world of what happens next. His journey begins with the lunar eclipse - once thought supernatural, now routinely predicted ...

In the final episode, Marcus enters the strange world of what happens next. His journey begins with the lunar eclipse - once thought supernatural, now routinely predicted through the power of the code. But more intriguing is what the code can say about our future.