May 26 | Programming and Activities | Grades 4–8

Today, we're tackling math and learning how much it helps us in daily life, from aiding in search-and-rescue efforts, to giving us the tools to nail a perfect free throw basketball shot.

At-Home Learning: PBS SoCal and KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, are offering broadcast programming with digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum. Download this week’s schedule.

Tuesday on KLCS

8:00 a.m. Nova: Prediction by the Numbers (Math)

Basic Probability: Probability Explained – Video
Basic Probability: Determining Probability – Video
Introduction to Probability | Against All Odds: Unit 18 – Video
Using Probability in Search-and-Rescue Operations | Prediction by the Numbers – Video and Support Materials
P-Value as a Benchmark in Experimental Research | Prediction by the Numbers – Video and Support Materials

A boat moves quickly on the ocean
Watch to learn how search-and-rescue teams rely on math to save lives. | Still from “Using Probability in Search-and-Rescue Operations | Prediction by the Numbers” / PBS LearningMedia

9:00 a.m. History Detectives: Bird Dropping A Bomb/Patches/Tattered Red Fabric (Social Studies)

Think Like a Historian / History Detectives – Lesson Plan
Abraham Lincoln: Man Versus Legend / History Detectives – Lesson Plan
Myth of the West: The Battle of the Washita / History Detectives – Webpage
Atomic Bomb – Media Gallery and Support Materials


10:00 a.m. Get the Math Apt Exchange (Math)

Math in Fashion – Interactive Lesson
Graffiti Art: Scaling – Video


10:30 a.m. Get the Math 2.0 Apt Exchange (Math)

Math in Basketball – Video
Real-Life Math: Baseball – Video and Support Materials

A young girl throws a basketball into the hoop.
Did you know math can help basketball players perfect free throws? | Still from “Math in Basketball” / THIRTEEN.org

11:00 a.m. Navajo Math Circles (Math)

The US Government’s Education of Native American Children – Video
POV / Up Heartbreak Hill: Factors in a Successful College Experience – Lesson Plan


12:00 p.m. Nova: Prediction by the Numbers (Math)

Wisdom of the Crowds: Expert Q&A – Article
Understanding a Crowd’s Predictive Ability | Prediction by the Numbers – Video and Support Materials
Probability and the Law of Large Numbers – Lesson Plan
To Beat Vegas Bookies at the World Cup, These Statisticians Turned to Artificial Intelligence – Article
Statistical Questions: Reasonable Samples – Video 
The Human Face of Big Data / Google Predicts the Flu – Video