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The Great Math Mystery
Nova, PBS
Aired / Created: March 2016

This is a fantastic documentary about how math comes into our daily lives.

TED-ED What Can't You Divide by Zero?
Steven Wright
Aired / Created: April 2018

In the world of math, many strange results are possible when we change the rules. But there’s one rule that most of us have been warned not to break: don’t divide by zero. How can the simple combination of an everyday number and a basic operation cause such problems?

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TED-ED Where Do Math Symbols Come from?
John David Walters
Aired / Created: October 2017

Math is full of symbols: lines, dots, arrows, English letters, Greek letters, superscripts, subscripts ... it can look like an illegible jumble. Where did all of these symbols come from? John David Walters shares the origins of mathematical symbols, and illuminates why they’re still so important in the field today.

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The History of Non-Euclidian Geometry - Sacred Geometry - Extra History - #1
Extra History
Aired / Created: May 2018

Before we get into non-Euclidian geometry, we have to know: what even is geometry? What's up with the Pythagorean math cult? Who was Euclid, for that matter? And what the heck is the 5th Postulate?

Infinity Minus Infinity is π
Aired / Created: July, 2016

This is one of MANY videos of Mathologer Channel. Every video from this guy is absolutely great.

Math and Movies (Animation at Pixar) - Numberphile
Aired / Created: Nov, 2014

From the channel Numberphile, how do 3D animated characters look so smooth? Pixar researcher Tony DeRose explains - with mathematics.

50 Centuries in 50 minutes (A Brief History of Mathematics)
YouTube User GRCCtv
Aired / Created: Sep, 2012

Presenter John Dersch. How did we get the mathematics that is studied today? Who was responsible for major advances in the mathematics that we now take for granted? When and where did this work take place? Such questions will be addressed by tracing the development of mathematics from 3000 B.C. to the dawn of the 21st century. There will be time for questions and suggestions for further study will be made

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The Map of Mathematics
Domain of Science
Aired / Created: Feb, 2017

The entire field of mathematics summarised in a single map! This shows how pure mathematics and applied mathematics relate to each other and all of the sub-topics they are made from.

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What's so sexy about math? | Cédric Villan
TED Talks
Aired / Created: June, 2016

Hidden truths permeate our world; they're inaccessible to our senses, but math allows us to go beyond our intuition to uncover their mysteries. In this survey of mathematical breakthroughs, Fields Medal winner Cédric Villani speaks to the thrill of discovery and details the sometimes perplexing life of a mathematician. "Beautiful mathematical explanations are not only for our pleasure," he says. "They change our vision of the world."