Jim al-Khalili shows us how the man who invented algebra, Al-Khwarizmi, would use his mathmatical discoveries during his time period, when things were much different.

A pacman like game is played to show what it means to be a multiple of three. Then the mathman writes an equation which always equals the number three.

The baby woodpecker wants to save Jerry from Tom. He uses trigonometry to find the right angle at which to cut the telephone pole in order to hit only Tom. While the math equations are not correct, the premise of the woodpecker's math is correct.

High school teacher Mr. Jaime Escalante teaches his students about negative and positive numbers. He uses a real-world example of digging into sand at the beach to help students understand the concept.