The Story of Maths
One of Mr. A's favorite subjects to teach is history. I include a small unit within the school year teaching the origins of mathematics in the span of world history. This provides students with background as to where mathematics originated, what its purpose was and is, and how we have developed into the technologically advanced society we are today.
This BBC series on The Story of Maths helps us to understand these origins and developments throughout history. This series is a four part series on the origins of math. We view this first part of the documentary in class and then various clips from the remainder of the series.