Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Story of 0 and 1

This week I've been setting up a You Tube Channel for my Maths Department.  I've been depositing all the little videos, songs and TV programmes that I've used on this blog into the channel so that my colleagues can  find them quickly to show in lessons.

Whilst creating the channel I had a quick look around for other interesting videos and came across this little clip featuring Terry Jones (of Monty Python fame).  I think it was taken from the BBC series "The Story of Numbers" which aired a while ago on BBC4.  I'm often telling my pupils about zero and how long it took to create/invent/find this number that opened up a whole world of mathematical possibilities.  It's only 10 minutes long so go on, watch it:

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