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The Great Math Mystery - PBS Nova Documentary Movie Guide

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6th - 12th
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Looking for a movie guide for Nova's The Great Math Mystery?

Look no further! This 37 question printable movie guide will have students tuned in and recording important information from this engaging 52-minute documentary.

This documentary can be used in both middle school and high school mathematics, as there are different aspects that different ages tend to engage with. Younger students love seeing the patterns in nature that are associated with pi and the Fibonacci sequence, and I've found that many older students make connections between what they've learned in physics courses and the research done at CERN. This is a phenomenal documentary and I find students retain so much information by using this movie guide to guide their viewing experience.

This product also contains the Teacher's Ultimate Guide to Making the Most out of Movies in the Classroom!

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  • Student handout (5 pages, 37 questions; .pdf, non-editable)
  • Teacher answer key (5 pages, 37 questions and answers; .pdf, non-editable)

Interested to learn about how exactly I use movies in the classroom? Check out my blog post! It also includes some of my all-time fave documentaries to use in class!

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PBS NOVA's The Great Math Mystery

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