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.
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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.
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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.