Meet two landscape architects who tell the story of competing against top firms in the world to win the opportunity to design a one-of-a kind botanical garden for the city of Chicago: the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park. Running time 06:56 minutes
There are few cities in the U.S. with the number of tall buildings that New York City has, and with a water system as old. For fire prevention, taller buildings are required to have two sources of water, and one of those is usually a tank on the roof. Running time 03:07 minutes
"Seeing your drawing come to life and become a real building is absolutely fantastic." When Penn Station needed a new front entrance, they called upon architect Frances Halsband, and she called upon her knowledge of geometry. Running time 03:05 minutes
In the 1800s, New York City required that all buildings higher than 6 stories be equipped with a rooftop water tower. This was necessary to prevent the need for excessively high pressures at lower elevations, which could burst pipes. Running time 02:02 minutes
How do you design a park that is ideal for both people and animals? The landscape architects and engineers at the US Forest Service work with problems like these to create the best parks around the country, and they solve them using math. Running time 06:56 minutes
Building places to live and work in extreme environments takes architects that understand how to play by a different set of rules. Take your students to meet architects that are tackling the challenges. This is all about problem solving in outer space. Running time 04:58 minutes
Building a 72-story skyscraper like Trump Tower in New York City is no easy feat. That’s where structural engineers like Ysrael Seinuk come in. This movie explains how shapes are at the foundation of structural engineering. Running time 03:01 minutes
Travel over five hundred feet underground with Chief Engineer Eileen Schnock. The tunnel she's working on must be able to deliver over a billion gallons of water a day to New York city. It's a fun job but a strong background in math and science is needed. Running time 02:42 minutes
Algebra In The Real World DVD With Lesson Plans
The 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.
Here is what a math teacher has to say about these movies:
“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.