Reason for Math is not your ordinary movie about Mathematics. Yes, it teaches you about mathematics but the main goal is to facilitate the understanding and general concepts of this science. Maths is a way of thinking and has a language of its own. So learning the vocabulary of this foreign language is key to understanding mathematics.
Volume 1 of „Reason for Math“ deals with the basic patterns in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division including:
 order of operations
 factors and multiples
 prime numbers and factoring into primes
 use of punctuation in math statements
 the distributive property
However, the real content of the video is how these basic ideas come together to help form the overall language of mathematics. We’ve all heard math called “the universal language”. This video examines how math is similar to word languages, yet has a unique structure all its own. We’ll see how the seemingly strange terminology (like “commutative” and “associative”) and apparently pointless factoids (like “the number 1 isn’t a prime number” ) aren’t simply data to memorize for a test, but are actually the foundation for logic and reason for the amazingly empowering language of math.
Some insights:
The content of Reason for Math, Volume 1 generally fits into national standards for 3rd through 5th grade level math. However, these standards bring the assumption that at a certain age, a student should understand a certain concept. Many learners can progress through their entire math education and have little understanding of the nature of the language of math and what it means to think mathematically.
This video is intended to introduce ideas to young students as well as eliminate confusion and misconceptions in older mathskeptical or mathfearful students.
Different interpretations of “There is a huge banana sale”:
The 15 chapters of “Reason for Math”
 Abstract
 The Music of Math
 The Language of Math
 Encoding
 Order
 Rewording Relationships
 Writing Multiplication and Division
 Multiplication and Division Principles
 Factors and Multiples
 Factoring into Primes
 Punctuation
 The Distributive Property
 Patterns
 Gauss's Addition
 Problems?
Associating mathematical principles with easily remeberable images helps student to feel a deep understanding of what mathematics is. Learing the mathematical vocabulary is as important as understanding the construction of mathematical “sentences”. This video provides the appropriate connections for students.
 Director
 Beau Janzen
 Genre
 Animated Movies
 Mathematical Topics

Logic
Set theory
Number theory  Tags

Arithmetic
Numbers
For Children  Duration
 97 minutes
 Year of Release
 2012
 Languages
 English
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