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Mathematics (TV)
BBC Schools TV
Company:BBC
First run:
19th September
1958

- 1st December 1958

Repeated until 5th December 1958

(1 school year)
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Episodes:10 episodes
Duration:25 minutes
Subject:Mathematics: Mathematics
Audience:Age 11-13
Language:In English
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An early experiment in using television support maths teaching. This single-term series was split into two completely separate parts. The first half of autumn 1958 was occupied by a unit on geometry called Shape Around Us, presented by Colin Ronan of the Royal Society. The second half of term included a unit on statistics called Counting and Drawing presented by weather forecaster Philip McAllen. The series included some diagrams and animations to illustrate specific points and used its expert presenters to describe the practical applications of their subject.


Philip McAllen presenting the statistics unit


The series was not continued after its single term of broadcasts, but two years later the BBC tried another maths TV series for slightly older pupils, called Mathematics and Life.

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