A Mathematician's Holiday
By Oxford University
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Journey with the Mathemagicians as they encounter a number of problems on their travels and use mathematics to find solutions. The series of short videos is suitable for secondary school teachers, introducing various maths principles to students in an engaging way.
|1||CleanVideoPlanning the tour - Abstraction and Graph Theory||How do you construct a tour travelling between a number of different cities, but never using the same transport method between two cities more than once?||24 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoAirport security - Trilinear Coordinates||How do we measure out 100ml of a liquid using only containers taking quantities of 75ml, 125ml and 200ml?||24 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoLate for the plane - Abstraction and Optimisation||What is the quickest route between two points, if you can only cross the runways at a perpendicular?||24 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoBags mix-up- Logic and Decision Trees||Three bags contain 2 t-shirts or 2 hoodies or 1 hoodie and 1 t-shirt, and none are labelled correctly. Can you tell which back belongs to whom by only taking one (random) item from one bag?||24 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoHotel fire - Optimisation||What is the quickest route to get from where you are standing, collect some water from a river and get to the hotel?||24 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoThe Tiny Lift - Graphs||How can you get three people to the upper floor of the hotel if two of them can never be left alone?||24 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoFix the Hotel Rooms - Topology||By drawing on a piece of paper, can you connect three houses to three utilities (gas, electricity, water) without any of the lines crossing?||24 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoDim Sum - Coding efficiency||In a restaurant where you can order tasting plates of 10 items, what is the smallest number of plates you can order to identify all 10 items on a menu?||24 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoMedicine muddle - Encoding and Binary||Given four bottles with indistinguishable liquid, one of which is a vital medicine, two containers and a test that can be done only once, how can you determine which of the the bottles contain the medicine?||24 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|