Learning geometry from television
August 6, 2012 8:59 PM Subscribe
Help me remember this old video series that used early computer/video animation to illustrate geometry/calculus concepts.
posted by Wild_Eep to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I recall it being on a local PBS station. It consisted of type and primitive shapes that were used to show how geometric formulas were derived (circumference of a circle, area of a trapezoid/rhombus, etc) as well as estimations of pi and explained the concepts behind introductory calculus concepts like derivatives and integration. The backgrounds were very bland, and there was a male voice doing voice-over. The text would slide around to show how the components were being manipulated algebraically. It would have been on in the late 80s to early 90s.