Animals
The Blackfooted Ferret
The Blackfooted Ferret
US Fish and Wildlife biologists explain how they are making strides in saving this endangered species. From breeding ferret offspring to preparing them for release back into the wild, the recovery effort of these cute carnivores is rich in math & science.
Running time 05:29 minutes
Moorpark Zoo: Managing Exotic Animals
Moorpark Zoo: Managing Exotic Animals
Today’s homework: Hand-feed tigers, divvy up raw meat for hyenas and teach the sea lion to play hide and seek. Show your students why math, especially measurement, is an essential tool when it comes to caring for animals. Running time 4:58 minutes.
Running time 05:18 minutes
 Bats
Bats
For some people, bats are one of the scariest groups of creatures out there. Not for Bert Grantges. He knows that without bats we'd be overrun by bugs, and that would be scarier. He uses basic math like estimation, percents and ratios to track bat populat
Running time 01:51 minutes
Cheetahs
Cheetahs
To help save an endangered species like the cheetah, you must start by understanding its behavior. Only the brave need apply for this job, however, because this kind of biological study is up close and personal.
Running time 02:07 minutes
Feeding Time
Feeding Time
When it comes to the science of animal biology, math is key. For the trainers, veterinarians and biologists taking care of animals, they have to use a variety of math skills to keep all the otters, llamas, lions, parrots and penguins happy campers.
Running time 01:57 minutes
The Horse Doctor
The Horse Doctor
A successful professional in any career must be an expert observer, and in no field is this truer than health care. It is especially important to veterinarian Dr. Dina Andrews, whose patients can’t talk.
Running time 01:44 minutes
 Horses in the Movies
Horses in the Movies
A Western wouldn’t be a Western without stampedes, stagecoaches, shoot-outs on horseback or simply cowboys riding into town. Meet Dave Rogers, a wrangler for Movin' On Livestock.
Running time 05:39 minutes
Indicator Species
Indicator Species
Indicator species are used as an early warning of pollution or degradation in an ecosystem.
Running time 01:55 minutes
 Measuring in Different Units of Weight
Measuring in Different Units of Weight
It is important to measure the size of the animal and understand how each animal’s size and unique needs relate to the area or capacity of its enclosure.
Running time 02:02 minutes
Saving the Bald Eagle
Saving the Bald Eagle
Our national bird is back in the lower 48 states after nearly disappearing in the 60's and 70's. Robert Mesta, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, explains what it takes to recover a species like the bald eagle, and demonstrates his use of math.
Running time 03:48 minutes
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine
Young people who like animals often think about a career in veterinary medicine, but do they connect that goal to their classroom lessons? Introduce them to Pamella Dendtler, a veterinarian and business owner who relies on math and science every day.
Running time 02:18 minutes
Wild Animal Veterinarian
Wild Animal Veterinarian
Most veterinarians take care of our common pets and livestock. Mark Pokras' patient list is more unusual--today he could be treating a fox and an owl, tomorrow a turtle and a deer. See how math and science are fundamental no matter what species of animal
Running time 02:28 minutes

Algebra In The Real World DVD With Lesson Plans

Algebra in the Real WorldThe short movies from this DVD will inspire and motivate your students. These movies give a purpose for studying Algebra and related concepts. Show your students the excitement, the power, the range and the results of the applications of algebra in fascinating career fields. DVD comes with 18 popular movies and downloadable lesson plans.

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“As a math teacher, one of the most common questions I get from my students is, “When are we ever going to use this stuff in real life?” I have found that a great way to answer this question is through the Future Channel videos, which are excellent at bridging the gaps between math concepts learned in the classroom and their real world applications. These videos are short, so I can quickly show one during a class period without it interfering with instructional time. Additionally, the lesson worksheets that accompany the videos provide an extra resource that helps reinforce the concepts and relate them to various real life topics. The best part of the Future Channel videos is that my students pay attention throughout the entire duration, and this engagement naturally leads to a class discussion about how the videos relate to the concepts I am teaching.” D.C.

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