This post will be a compilation of video snippets I find on You Tube or other places online that are helpful in introducing or teaching high school math. These are not Khan Academy type videos - they are fun snippets that you can insert in your lessons when a laugh is necessary :)
1) Introducing Proof -
How to Prove a Mathematical Theory - by Scott Kennedy for Ted Ed - 4:38
2) Volume of a Cylinder -
Phineas and Ferb - 0:15 - Phineas and Ferb discuss the formula for finding the volume of a jar of jellybeans.
3) Pythagorean Theorem -
Simpsons on the Pythagorean Theorem - 0:08 - Homer states the Theorem incorrectly.
4) Vectors -
Vector from Despicable Me - 0:59 - Vector introduces himself to Gru
5) Newton vs. Leibniz -
Merry Newtonmas - 1:09 - Big Bang Theory - Sheldon wants to hang a Newton ornament on the tree.
6) Crickets Chirping -
The Jiminy Conjecture - 2:47 - Big Bang Theory - Sheldon counts the number of chirps of a cricket and is able to determine the type of cricket.
7) Speed and Velocity -
They Might be Giants - Speed and Velocity - 1:50 - from They Might be Giants - cute video and song that will be stuck in your head :)
8) Newton vs. Leibniz -
Fun Cartoonish Video about the Calculus Controversy - 7:46
9) I Will Derive -
Fun Song Parody called I Will Derive - 3:16
10) Pi on Phineas and Ferb -
Pies Recite the Number Pi on Phineas and Ferb - 0:17
11) Triangulation on Phineas and Ferb - a fun song about using triangles to find the height of a building -
Triangulation - 0:44
12) Systems of Equations Fox Trot Cartoon -
13) Why Logarithms are Necessary
Why Computer Colors Use Logarithms
14) Pythagorean Theorem -
Ted Ed Video
15) Proving the Pythagorean Theorem Using Water -
Proof Using Water
16) History of Pythagoras -
History of Pythagoras with Bad Drawings
17) Sigma Notation Used to Set up the Definition of Derivative -
Sigma Notation
18) Why You Can't Divide by Zero -
Ted Ed Divide by Zero
[Contributions from
Mrs. E Teaches Math,
Doc Running, and
Joan Kessler]
(If you have suggestions of things to add to this page, please leave them in the comments)
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