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2020-2021 Videos & Resources

Enjoy these videos from 2021 Festival events!

2021 National Math Festival Videos

The following playlist contains all recorded videos from the 2021 National Math Festival, including the NMF Live Online Weekend in April 2021 and the pre-festival events taking place in January through March.


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This playlist features the following recorded talks from Spring 2021: 


2020-2021 Mathical Book Prize Events

Math is more than numbers and equations! The Mathical Book Prize inspires kids of all ages to see math in the world around them through fiction and literary non-fiction. Everybody loves a good story: we have picture books to teen novels, and everything in between. 

Join us by the fire (so to speak) for some cozy Mathical Book Prize live author readings. The Mathical Book Prize partnered with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) to invite educators and K-12 students to participate in these events.

* Due to copyrighted content, the recordings of these events were available for a limited time, but you can still access the event resources shared by the authors at the links below.


September 21, 2021: Author, Educator, and YouTuber Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo

"Mathematics: The Key to a Hidden World" with Author, Educator, and YouTuber Eddie Woo

Author and YouTuber Eddie Woo presented "Mathematics, The Key to a Hidden World" on Tuesday, September 21, a free, interactive event geared at middle and high school students as well as adults.

Do we really need to learn about mathematics in our modern world? We all carry calculators around in our pockets and so much of what we're taught in school mathematics can seem irrelevant to our lives. However, the reason we learn mathematics is not just to solve problems. It's to unlock a world hiding in plain sight, to enable us to appreciate its patterns and navigate its secrets. In this session we'll explore some of those secrets and see how mathematics helps us to wonder at the world we live in.

This event for ages 11+ was presented by the National Math Festival and the Mathical Book Prize.

Eddie Woo is a high school mathematics teacher in Sydney, Australia. He uploads his everyday classroom lessons to his YouTube channel, Wootube, which has more than 1.2 million subscribers and over 80 million views. In 2018, he was listed as one of the Top 10 Teachers in the World by the Global Teacher Prize. He is the Education Ambassador for Sydney University, a children’s TV host, and the author of IT'S A NUMBERFUL WORLD.

View the recording below or on Vimeo.


February 9, 2021: Mathical Book Prize 2021 Winners Announcement

Mathical Book Prize 2021 Winners Announcement

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020: Tweens and Teens Take on Mathical: Live Author Readings with the Mathical Book Prize

Thursday, December 10, 2020: Little Ones Rule with Mathical: Live Author Readings with the Mathical Book Prize


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