# Tag: math

## Animated Videos About the Math of Percentages and Discounts

Percentages come in handy in understanding anything from sports to news and of course, shopping. However, around 80% of the population struggle with understanding percentages. Animator Josh Kurz explains the math behind common percentages in three videos clips. The Math of Percentages and Discounts Explained in Three Animated Acts KQED – Math of Percents Find […]

## Statistics about the Most Dangerous Cities in America

According to data recently released by the FBI, crime rates in the United States have fallen for both violent and property crimes within the past two decades. While violent crime still persists in urban areas, several of America’s largest cities, such as New York, have experienced this downward trend. This decrease in crime can be attributed to a wide variety of factors, from stricter policing to community programs.

## Calculating Credit Card Debt, An Animated Video

From small transactions at the grocery store to larger priced items at the mall, consumers swipe their credit cards to pay for items on a daily basis. But how do credit cards actually work? In 2013, an average U.S household owed more than \$15,000 in credit card debt. While credit card debt is less than student loan or mortgage debt, consumers still struggle to pay it.

#### What's New in News & Civics! | February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

How much water do you use on a daily basis? According to a 2011 study sponsored by California Department of Water Resources, an average single family in California consumes more than 360 gallons of water per day. However, 2013 turned out to be one of the driest years on record. In light of Governor Jerry Brown’s declaration of a statewide drought emergency, a better question is what will the 20 percent cut in water mean for the average Californian?

## The Chance of Winning the Lottery

Will your next lottery ticket be the winning ticket? The odds of winning are about 1 in 175 million. But donâ€™t let that discourage you from buying one. Animator Joe Golling created an animation and accompanying inforgraphic for The Lowdown to illuminate the mathematical chance of buying that winning ticket

## A Music Video About the Math of Trash

How much trash do you throw away on a daily basis? America counts as five percent of the worldâ€™s population, yet it produces around 25 percent of the worldâ€™s trash. The average American, according to a Columbia University survey, creates more than seven pounds of trash a day. Through an animated music video produced by Explainer Music, KQEDâ€™s The Lowdown explores the statistics behind waste in America.

## Number Crunching: Four Resources That Use Food to Teach Middle School Math

By Katie Oâ€™Mahoney As a middle school math teacher, I was constantly looking for ways to incite my studentsâ€™ interests in math.Â  Unsurprisingly, and without fail, my students were always the most engaged when the lesson felt relevant and meaningful to their life, and when it centered on food.Â  However, I often found that such […]

## Six Resources for Making Math Meaningful

Math can be made meaningful when connected to studentsâ€™ experiences. With video clips and interactive games from public media students practice math concepts while exploring real world concepts. Learn how to decorate an intricate cake, play the role of the pharmacist, roof a house and more using PBS LearningMedia resources to measure with math. Using […]