Computer-Animated Mathematics Videotapes and DVDs


DVDs available
in English & Spanish

Video Introduction                How to Order                 List of Titles

Project description

Project MATHEMATICS!  videos explore basic topics in high school mathematics  in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. They bring mathematics to life with imaginative computer animation, live action, music, special effects, and a sense of humor.                  

Young people are attracted to mathematics through high-quality instructional modules that show mathematics to be understandable, exciting, and eminently worthwhile.  Each module consists of a video together with a workbook/study guide, and explores a basic topic in mathematics that can be integrated into any high school or community college curriculum.  The modules encourage interaction between students and teachers.

Video technology provides a highly efficient way of conveying information.  Visual images make a much greater impact than printed or spoken words, especially when the images are in motion and are accompanied by music and sound effects.  These videos provide a valuable pedagogical tool for supporting mathematics instruction.                        

Millions of viewers have seen one or more of the videos, either in classrooms or on various public television stations. They have been enthusiastically received by teachers and students nationwide and have captured first-place honors at a dozen major film and video festivals.  Translations exist in Hebrew, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.                                        

The videotapes were animated by James F. Blinn, and produced by Professor Tom M. Apostol at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA.

In the following list of titles, the first nine are available either as separate videotapes (English only), or as 3 bilingual DVDs (English and Spanish), grouped as indicated below.  A workbook/study guide (in English) is available for each title.

List of Titles





The following two titles are available only as separate videotapes (English only).

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 E-mail questions about the Project to Tom Apostol