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# SecondaryMaths : Key Processes and Thinking

Clip description Keywords
Alien tug of war

Duration: 01:44

The correct combination of differently weighted aliens must be determined to balance out a tug of war.

Cantor and the mathematics of infinity

Duration: 03:10

Marcus du Sautoy sets out Georg Cantor's reasoning as to why there are different infinities, some which are bigger than others.

Despatch rider - a speed and distance problem

Duration: 04:35

What is the quickest way for a despatch rider to navigate across some sand and grass? A complex puzzle from Marcus du Sautoy's panel game.

How many eggs - an ancient mathematical riddle

Duration: 01:47

Marcus du Sautoy presents an ancient Mathematical riddle about sharing eggs on his problems panel game.

Logic problem - who's wearing the black hat?

Duration: 04:17

A logic puzzle, examining how it's possible to work out what colour hat a group of three people are wearing.

Mathematics of cogs - a panel game puzzle

Duration: 02:08

Four connected cogs are presented, with a question about whether two of them will turn at the same speed.

Probability problem - how many women were in a lecture?

Duration: 04:07

A probability problem, with the chance of people coming out of a lecture all being women.

Shapes and structures in the natural world

Duration: 03:57

An un-narrated montage of images from the series 'The Code,' this clip presents a series of launchpad sequences based on crystalline structures, shells, spirals and spheres.

The bridges of Konigsberg – topology

Duration: 03:56

Beginning with the problem of the bridges in Konigsberg, the beginnings of the mathematics of topology is explored.

The Monty Hall Problem - probabilities and game shows explained

Duration: 05:54

Marcus du Sautoy explores the famous game show problem with Alan Davies, using experimental probability.

Throwing the hammer - training and technique

Duration: 01:09

A hammer thrower talks about his training and technique. The path of the throw is drawn on the screen and the energy changes are discussed.