Maths with a Story
Maths with a Story is a BBC schools radio series from the 1980s, covering Mathematics for primary school pupils.
The madcap, dramatised adventures of the residents of Muddleville-on-the-Mud, a chaotic seaside resort whose residents include the zoo manager Mr Beast, keeper Freddie Fixit, the wiley cook Mrs Witchitt, Tiddles the gorilla and his young friend Melissa, foolish local aristocrat Sir Absolutely Accurate, the long-suffering Lady More-or-Less Accurate and their manservant Fortescue, the entrepreneurial Max the Millionaire, reclusive rogue Count Backwards, and audacious con man Terry Twister.
Two episodes each term (four in total) left Muddleville behind in favour of traditional, presenter-led Radiovision programmes in which subjects such as symmetry and tessellation are explained with the aid of images shown on slides in the classroom.
|1.||Pirate Gold||Co-ordinates||25 Sep 1980|
|2.||Muddleville Olympics||Estimating and Approximating||9 Oct 1980|
|3.||Max - the Muddleville Millionaire||Large Numbers||23 Oct 1980|
|4.||(radiovision)||Symmetry||13 Nov 1980|
|5.||Mrs Witchitt Works It Out!||Probability||27 Nov 1980|
|6.||Tiddles and the Time Machine||Growth and Change||22 Jan 1981|
|7.||(radiovision)||Tessellation and Packing||5 Feb 1981|
|8.||Muddleville Zoo||Scale and Enlargement||19 Feb 1981|
|9.||The Fastest Snail in Town||Maxima and Minima||12 Mar 1981|
|10.||Whodunit?||Intersection of Sets||26 Mar 1981|
|11.||(radiovision)||Straight-Line Shapes||8 May 1984|
|12.||(radiovision)||Curved-Line Shapes||15 May 1984|
|13.||Happy Birthday to Zoo!||Fractions and Remainders||22 May 1984|
|14.||Radio Muddleville on Air!||Ordering and Logical Thinking||5 Jun 1984|
|15.||The Muddleville Chess Championship!||Squares and Square Numbers||12 Jun 1984|
|16.||The Muddleville Campers!||Exploring Area||19 Jun 1984|
|17.||Don't Think of a Number!||Numbers in Everyday Life||26 Jun 1984|
|18.||The Crooked Computer!||Solving a Problem||3 Jul 1984|
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