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Math Help: Websites & Videos

Help for your college math courses

Featured Website: GET the MATH


GET the MATH shows how math works in the real world  For example, view videos about math in fashion, math in hip hop music production, math in basketball, and math in videogame design.

Websites for Learning

Tutorials, online lessons and textbooks, instructional videos

Mathematical Humor :-D

What did the zero say to the eight?
"Nice waist!"

More math jokes
Math Humour from Nipissing University, Ontario, Canada

Math - it's nothing 2b² of.

Fun with Math

Shortcuts, tips, & tricks. Amuse and impress your friends!

Films on Demand - Streaming Videos

Films on Demand is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos anytime, anywhere. 

Search for your math topic of interest, or select "Science & Mathematics" under View By Subject.

When you access Films on Demand from off campus, you will be prompted to log in. Simply authenticate yourself by entering your UH username and password.

Examples of Films on Demand videos:

  • Fractions
  • Functions and Limits
  • Geometry Basics
  • Percentages
  • The Story of Math


Math 20 BCD by HCC professor Cory Takemoto is a series of programs to help you build a foundation in mathematics - or to review and brush up your skills and understanding. Mr. T covers topics including arithmetic (add, subtract, multiply, divide), equations, decimals, fractions, percent, order of operations, ratio, algebra, and more!

Online Help & Problem-solvers

Need a calculator?

Websites: Reference

Look up definitions, formulas, etc.

Writing in Mathematics

Winning At Rock-Paper-Scissors

Hannah Fry of the University College London uses mathematics and psychology to show us how to win at Jan Ken Po.
Numberphile explores fun facts about math. See more Numberphile videos
on YouTube.

YouTube page with transcript for "Winning At Rock, Paper, Scissors"

TED Talks: Arthur Benjamin-Mathemagic

In this TED Talk, mathemagician Arthur Benjamin performs calculations faster than people using calculators!

TED Talk page with transcript for "A Performance of Mathemagic"

More Websites

Can Math Help You Find True Love?

Are you looking for that one special soulmate - or are there "many fish in the sea"?
In this video Joe Hanson uses the Drake Equation to calculate the odds of finding your true love.

For more info and another video, see How Math Can Help You Find True Love by Carl Engelking on the Discover magazine blog.

YouTube page with transcript for "The Odds of Finding Life and Love"

Math Puzzles

Challenge your brain and make math fun!

Illegal Numbers?

You've heard of banned books -- what about banned numbers? With copyright, trademarks, and Internet encryption, could some numbers become illegal? Dr. James Grime explains how and why.

YouTube page with transcript for "Illegal Numbers"

Math and Art

Print from 2010 exhibition

In Mathematical Imagery the American Mathematical Society explores the relationship between mathematics and art. View galleries of artwork, including prints, photography, sculpture, origami, and computer-aided designs.

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