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.
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