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 3 Episodes:
Length and Area: “Sleep Like a Dog” – Aunt Rosa’s dog, Hector, displays true talent when he is cast for a commercial by an eccentric Italian director. The biggest surprise is the amount of math used by people who design and make television and movie sets.
Patterns: “The Big Concert” – It’s December at P.S. 72, and to Eddie that means just one thing: getting ready for his big part in the annual holiday concert. He decides to find out how professional musicians create their magic, As it turns out, it is Ms. Toliver’s lesson on patterns that finally puts Eddie on the right track.
Volume: “The Day Manhattan Ran Dry” – Manhattan has millions of people, and they use lots and lots of water. But what if that supply were cut off, just for one day? It’s this thought that gives Eddie a chance to meet people whose job it is to make sure that Manhattan will never run dry.
The Counting Principle: “Eddie in Barbieland” – Eddie would do almost anything for his little sister Dee, but this time his Mom asks him to buy doll clothes for Dee’s birthday. Even with help from Ms. Toliver’s lesson on clothing combinations and the counting principle, and a briefing from designers who work for one of the country’s top toy makers, it looks like this might be one problem he can’t think his way out of.
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