FUTURES was designed to motivate interest in mathematics by showing students that math is the language of the future–and a passport to creative and rewarding jobs in fields ranging from fashion and skateboard design to architecture and space exploration.
Aircraft Design – There’s no question about it: human beings love to fly! And that urge has created thousands of career fields. From Paul MacCready’s pedal-powered ultralight, the Gossamer Condor, to AeroVironment’s re-creation of an ancient pterodactyl soaring above the Southern California desert, viewers learn that it takes math, science and technology to put man in flight. Also featured are aeronautics professionals at the California Institute of Technology. Classroom guest: Blue Angel Lt. Commander Donnie Cochran.
Watch a preview of FUTURES with Jaime Escalante
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- Audio Description (English only)
- Teacher Guide (English only)