The Eddie Files Box #4

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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 #4 contains:
Ratios: “The Lonesome Pine”
Variables: “The Green Thumb”
Charts and Graphs: “The Dessert Derby”
Percents: “Take a Bite”

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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 4 Episodes:
Ratios: “The Lonesome Pine” - Eddie faces one of his biggest challenges when a young ponderosa pine ends up on his doorstep. After all, trees are an important part of nature, as we learn from Ms. Toliver’s ratios lesson, and from foresters and engineers who manage national park land in the New Mexico wilderness. But where can you plant a tree in Manhattan?

Variables: “The Green Thumb” - Eddie is supposed to grow a sunflower for Ms. Toliver’s study of variables. But, day after day, all he sees when he looks into his little pot of soil is … soil. Finally, with advice from gardeners and the manager of a huge rice farm, Eddie digs up an answer.

Charts and Graphs: “The Dessert Derby” - Every year Eddie’s Aunt Ida enters one of her unusual culinary creations in East Harlem Community Center’s dessert derby, and every year she wins…nothing. Still, she is determined, and her new strategy is to base everything on carefully prepared charts and graphs (like the ones Eddie’s class made in Ms. Toliver’s lesson).

Percents: “Take a Bite” – Ms. Brooks, New York City’s Deputy Mayor, has chosen Eddie’s picture of his sister Dee eating pizza as the centerpiece of a major new tourist campaign. Eddie sees how Ms. Toliver’s percents lesson applies to the world of graphic design as he watches his photo resized and retouched for use in magazines, buses and billboards.

Features

  • Closed Caption
  • Teacher Guide

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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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