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Prime Radicals
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Next Airing:  Wed, Jan 26th, 2022 at 9:14 AM on KUEDHD 
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Each production of the Prime Radicals is based upon the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics provided by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The multi awardwinning series takes the mystery out of math and puts the fun back into learning. Each episode takes viewers to Uncle Norm's workshop, usually the scene of his latest misadventure. The Radicals—cousins Kevin and Alanna—come to the rescue every time by enlisting experts, such as a kite boarder, rancher or maple syrup expert, to help them solve Uncle Norm's problems with mathematical solutions. Designed to engage and entertain, the educational component is subtle and fun, just what kids need to dive deeply into math, and see how it applies to nearly everything they do.
Episodes:

No Accounting for Taste: Counting Systems
Major concepts... the base 10 number system, place value, and addresses the fundamental issue of computational fluency. Of note is the fact that all examples emphasize the importance of place value, provide alternate strategies and algorithms for regrouping and multidigit addition and subtraction; key teaching points in elementary mathematics. This episode is also about simple counting and counting devices.
Next Airing: Wed, Jan 26th, 2022 at 9:14 AM on KUEDHD Length: 00:14:54 Usage rights: 7/1/2017 to 1/18/2038 
Numberlicious! Doubling, Halving and More
Major concepts... math computation, measurement (volume, weight, temperature), and simple ratios. Following a recipe involves understanding and enacting a stepbystep process: applications of mathematical processes such as logic, sequential thinking and following directions. Recipes involve portions and measurements, often needing doubling for a large crowd or dividing for a smaller group, necessitating the application of arithmetic skills with fractions and whole numbers involving all the computational operations: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.
Next Airing: Thu, Jan 27th, 2022 at 9:14 AM on KUEDHD Length: 00:14:53 Usage rights: 7/1/2017 to 1/18/2038 
To Infinity And Beyond: Big Numbers & The Power Of Zero
Major concepts… understanding large numbers: their names and the enormity of their magnitudes. The concept of doubling is introduced using paperfolding to illuminate that once a very small quantity (like the thickness of a piece of paper) starts growing, it grows faster and faster, reaching magnitudes that are fantastical.
Next Airing: Tue, Feb 1st, 2022 at 9:14 AM on KUEDHD Length: 00:14:54 Usage rights: 7/1/2017 to 1/18/2038 
It's About Time!
Major concepts… the measurement of time (to halfhours) and the units (hours and minutes) that we use to count elapsed time. Instruments for measuring time are introduced as is the concept of "reading" a clock. Telling time and counting minutes or hours helps to give meaning to the number system and represents an important life skill.
Next Airing: Wed, Feb 2nd, 2022 at 9:14 AM on KUEDHD Length: 00:14:56 Usage rights: 7/1/2017 to 1/18/2038 
Show Me The Money: Currencies & Types of Money
Major concepts… distinguishing between quantity and value with respect to coins; and, about combinations of coins—such as 25 pennies, 2 dimes and 5 pennies, 5 nickels, or 1 quarter (an important concept in decomposing numbers).
Next Airing: Thu, Feb 3rd, 2022 at 9:14 AM on KUEDHD Length: 00:14:57 Usage rights: 7/1/2017 to 1/18/2038 
A Balancing Act: Fulcrum & Counterweights
Major concepts… the fact that in addition to length, height or color, objects have other measurable properties such as weight, and that you can measure and compare this property using specific tools and units. Scales are introduced to demonstrate one of the realworld tools for measuring weight, and the concepts of greater than, less than or equal to are used to demonstrate how balance can be used to determine weight.
Length: 00:14:57 Usage rights: 7/1/2017 to 1/18/2038 
A Cute Look at Angles
Major concepts… types of angles: acute, obtuse and right. The emphasis is on the right angle, right triangle and equilateral triangle and how they have been used in architecture and design through the ages.
Length: 00:14:57 Usage rights: 7/1/2017 to 1/18/2038 
Anything with Anything: Nonstandard Measurements
Major concepts... nonstandard measurement units and estimates. It reinforces the notion that reliable measurement units can be derived from representational objects in the everyday world (apart from the human body, which is covered in Rule of Thumb). Visual proportionality is introduced, and children learn they can calculate measurement even without rulers, tape measures, etc.
Length: 00:14:58 Usage rights: 7/1/2017 to 1/18/2038 
Going The Distance: Meters
Major concepts… the meter and its relationship to the kilometer. By using realworld examples of how the meter and kilometer are used to measure linear distances as well as the tools used to measure standard and extremely long lengths, the episode demonstrates application of math beyond the classroom.
Length: 00:14:54 Usage rights: 7/1/2017 to 1/18/2038 
Rule of Thumb: Approximation
Major concepts... defining a measurement unit; nonstandard measurement units; nonstandard measure; indirect measure (such as "a head taller") and estimates using referents. The notion of proportion is introduced using visual nonstandard relationships within the human body that have been used for centuries by artists and designers.
Length: 00:14:54 Usage rights: 7/1/2017 to 1/18/2038 
Thinking Inside The Box: Vertices, Faces & Edges
Major concepts… the common mathematical solids: a family comprised of the cube, prism, pyramid, sphere and cone. A common theme highlighted throughout each illuminative example is not only what these polyhedra look like, but their properties and deconstruction, i. e., isolating faces and the way in which those faces fit together.
Length: 00:14:57 Usage rights: 7/1/2017 to 1/18/2038
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