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Thursday, 01 January 2009 | Comments
Here’s a video about the history of number, in particular the numbers 0 and 1. Our Year 7 program begins the year looking at ancient number systems, so this video will fit in nicely.
For Australian visitors, The Story of 1 aired on ABC1, 8:30pm 1st January 2009. On the ABC’s site you will find a good synopsis of the documentary. On contacting the ABC Shop Online: “Unfortunately, this item is not available through the ABC at present with no plans for release in the schedule of titles coming soon.”. However…
It’s available to watch online:
There are services like keepvid will allow you to grab a copy of this video in FLV format. Other services like youconvertit also handle the conversion to a format viewable on your computer.
I couldn’t find an Australia DVD copy, although it is available on:
Note a DVD purchased from Amazon.com will be Region 1 and may not work on a DVD player in Australia.
*NB: The links to Amazon.com in this post, include an affiliate code which may earn me a commission if the product is purchased.
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