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7Flix March 3, 2017

Media arts

Mathematics

Numeracy

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Inspired by a true story, a MIT math whiz struggling to afford his tuition is recruited by a teacher to join a specialized team of card counters that head to Vegas each ...

Inspired by a true story, a MIT math whiz struggling to afford his tuition is recruited by a teacher to join a specialized team of card counters that head to Vegas each weekend to beat the casinos. While seduced by money and the lavish lifestyle, the stakes are high and their tables of cards may soon come crashing down.

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.

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.

Ancient Egyptian numbers, the Rhind papyrus and binary
4:08

Ancient Egyptian numbers, the Rhind papyrus and binary

Clip from The Story Of Maths

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Marcus du Sautoy shows how the Ancient Egyptian number system worked, and the problems with it, and reveals that binary is documented in the 1550 BC Rhind Mathematical Papyrus.

Marcus du Sautoy shows how the Ancient Egyptian number system worked, and the problems with it, and reveals that binary is documented in the 1550 BC Rhind Mathematical Papyrus.

Babylonians and quadratic equations
1:52

Babylonians and quadratic equations

Clip from The Story Of Maths

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Marcus du Sautoy demonstrates how Babylonians used quadratic equations to calculate areas of land.

Marcus du Sautoy demonstrates how Babylonians used quadratic equations to calculate areas of land.

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.

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.

Cubic equations and the mathematics of drag
2:51

Cubic equations and the mathematics of drag

Clip from Science in a Golden Age

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Land speed record holder explains how the mathematics of thrust and drag are fundamental to high speed designs.

Land speed record holder explains how the mathematics of thrust and drag are fundamental to high speed designs.

Dating, decision making and algebra
4:25

Dating, decision making and algebra

Clip from Foolproof Equations For A Perfect Life

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Garth Sundem demonstrates the use of algebra with four single men to calculate their chances of obtaining the phone numbers of women in a bar.

Garth Sundem demonstrates the use of algebra with four single men to calculate their chances of obtaining the phone numbers of women in a bar.

Defeating the Hackers
49:09

Defeating the Hackers

SBS May 25, 2015

Science

Mathematics

Digital technologies

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
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.

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?

Godel's incompleteness theorem
2:30

Godel's incompleteness theorem

Clip from The Story Of Maths

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Marcus du Sautoy examines Kurt Godel's incompleteness theorem and the crisis in mathematics that while a statement about numbers might be true, they might never be proven.

Marcus du Sautoy examines Kurt Godel's incompleteness theorem and the crisis in mathematics that while a statement about numbers might be true, they might never be proven.

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.

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.

How Long Is A Piece Of String?
53:05

How Long Is A Piece Of String?

SBS June 26, 2011

Mathematics

Science

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Comic 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 ...

Comic 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. 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.

How to solve a Rubik's Cube
2:30

How to solve a Rubik's Cube

Clip from How to Win at Everything

Mathematics

11-12
12+
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Struggling with Rubik's Cube since it came out in the '80s? Learn how to solve the puzzle from any one of the 43 quintrillion starting points with an algorithm and simple advice.

Struggling with Rubik's Cube since it came out in the '80s? Learn how to solve the puzzle from any one of the 43 quintrillion starting points with an algorithm and simple advice.

Hunting The Hidden Dimensions
52:28

Hunting The Hidden Dimensions

SBS May 22, 2011

Mathematics

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Tells the dramatic story of a pioneering group of mathematicians who developed fractals from a curiosity that few took seriously to an approach that is touching nearly every ...

Tells the dramatic story of a pioneering group of mathematicians who developed fractals from a curiosity that few took seriously to an approach that is touching nearly every branch of understanding, including what happened after the Big Bang and the ultimate fate of our universe.