The Eddie Files File Box #1

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The Eddie Files (grades 3-6)


A Peabody Award-winning classroom series that covers topics from the elementary mathematics curriculum. Through the eyes of “Eddie,” a 5th grade student in the mathematics classroom of renowned teacher Kay Toliver, viewers find out just how people use key math concepts and skills in life and in exciting jobs. The Eddie Files combines inspiring lessons, humor, storytelling and on-site interviews with professionals.

File Box #1 contains:
Welcome to Math: “You Gotta Start Somewhere”
Estimation: “Going to the Dogs”
Geometry: “Invasion of the Polygons”
Fractions: “Any Way You Slice It”

Description

A Peabody Award-winning classroom series that covers topics from the elementary mathematics curriculum. Through the eyes of “Eddie,” a 5th grade student in the mathematics classroom of renowned teacher Kay Toliver, viewers find out just how people use key math concepts and skills in life and in exciting jobs. The Eddie Files combines inspiring lessons, humor, storytelling and on-site interviews with professionals.

Watch a preview of The Eddie Files

The Eddie Files Box 1 Episodes:
Welcome to Math: “You Gotta Start Somewhere” - It’s the first week of school in math teacher Kay Toliver’s class. The assignment: find out about jobs that people have and how they use math. Eddie meets a doctor, a judge, a dancer, a restaurateur, a telephone technician, a sunglasses designer and a TV director.

Estimation: “Going to the Dogs” - If only Aunt Rosa’s dog Hector could talk, maybe he could help Eddie with his assignment- estimating how many dogs there are in New York City. With some tips from professionals who use estimation-like a veterinarian, a professional bug farmer and a bat expert-Eddie discovers how to make a smart guess.

Geometry: “Invasion of the Polygons” - After “Miss T” talks about polygons in class, Eddie explores the subject, and construction workers, an inventor, an engineer and an architect demonstrate the ways polygons are used to create everything from skyscrapers to collapsible spheres.

Features

  • Closed Caption
  • Teacher Guide

Fractions: “Any Way You Slice It” - In the kitchen of a master chef and the studio of a renowned percussionist, Eddie discovers surprising things about fractions. Then top sports photographer Tracy Frankel, explains how understanding fractions can improve Eddie’s picture taking.

Testimonials

HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

This stuff makes lessons exciting so they are not just about numbers or just about manipulation, they’re in context. And it doesn’t take a lot of context to get kids excited about doing the other stuff. This makes them want to do it! HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

A. H. Math Resource Teacher

The response to Teacher Talk was very enthusiastic. Our teachers checked out all of the copies within twenty-four hours after the viewing!

The Teacher Talk materials also gave us some great ideas for teaching in teams of four: language arts, social studies, science and math teachers. After seeing the lesson our science teachers said, that’s the way to pull the language arts into our study plans.

A. H., Math Resource Teacher, N. Hollywood, CA

DEAN OF MATHMATICS

You have done a grand job in making the vital connections between school and work, of exploration of real-world uses of math and science, of illustrating relationships between math and daily life, and of making the future real!
DEAN AND PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK

We found lots of ideas in the tapes that we use in our classrooms. Every lesson is like an adventure! And cost-wise, these exercises were extremely effective and fit very well into our district standards. The teachers thought that anybody could do these exercises. This is very important.
In Teacher Talk, there are perfect examples of activities that are both fun and relevant. These activities lend themselves to interdisciplinary use, merging literature, science and mathematics.

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