Transcript: Student Session 4 | Sep 15, 1998

Missus G and Mister C sit in the studio.

Miss G and Mister C sit in the studio.

Miss G is in her early thirties, with long wavy red hair in a low ponytail. She wears a white T-shirt with a print on the front, a blue cap and a pair of hood earrings.

Mister C is in his early forties, with short wavy brown hair and a trimmed beard. He wears glasses, a white T-shirt with Einstein’s face printed on the front, suspenders and a black cap.

A sheet of paper on screen reads “Greece. Climate? Summer: Hot and dry with clear cloudless sky! Winter: wet and rainy. Weather? Important landmarks?

Another sheet of paper appears on screen. It reads “Greece: Culture? Music? Costumes? History? Famous people?”

Missus G is on the phone with a student.

Missus G says GREECE, OR ATHENS.

A caller says THE POPULATION OF THE
COUNTRY IS 10,564,630.

Missus G says WE'LL TRY THAT ONE MORE
TIME, THAT'S GREAT.
POPULATION IS?

The caller says 10,564,630.

Missus G writes down the number.

She says WOW, ISN'T THAT
INCREDIBLE?
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
AND LET'S TRY MIKE OR
MATT, FROM FLAMBOROUGH.
HI!
WHAT CAN YOU TELL US?

A caller says HELLO?

Missus G says YES, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

The caller says HELLO, HELLO?

Missus G says CAN YOU SHARE WITH US
SOME INFORMATION
YOU HAVE ABOUT
GREECE OR ATHENS?

The caller says I HAVE THE WEATHER
FORECAST TODAY.

Missus G says OH, FOR TODAY, GREAT.
THAT'S WHERE
THIS CAME IN.

The caller says IT'S WINDY AND THERE'S
SEVERAL CLOUDS.
THE HIGH IS 63,
AND THE LOW IS 49.

Missus G says GREAT, THAT'S THE HIGH,
AND THE LOW IS 49.
WONDERFUL, THANK
YOU VERY MUCH.
DID YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW
ANY IMPORTANT LANDMARKS?

The caller says UM, NO.

Missus G says NO?
OKAY, GREAT,
THANKS.
AND LET'S TRY
BLAKE OR CHRIS.

The caller says HELLO?

Missus G says HI, CAN YOU SHARE WITH
US IMPORTANT LANDMARKS
FROM GREECE OR ATHENS?

The caller says I DON'T KNOW.

Missus G says DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THE
OTHERS - FOR INSTANCE,
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE
HISTORY OR COSTUME OR...?

The caller says I DON'T KNOW
WHAT SHE SAID.
I'M GOING TO PASS
THIS PHONE OVER.

Another caller says HELLO?

Missus G says HI!
AND WHAT CAN YOU
SHARE WITH US?

The caller says WELL...

Missus G says DID YOU GET SOME
INFORMATION ABOUT GREECE?

The caller says YEAH, THE RECTANGULAR
BUILDING MEASURES 230 FEET.

Missus G says AND WHAT RECTANGULAR
BUILDING HERE
IN ATHENS, GREECE?
WE'RE JUST LOOKING FOR
ANY IMPORTANT LANDMARKS.
WHAT RECTANGULAR...
DO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE?

The caller says NO, I'M NOT SURE.

Missus G says YOU'RE NOT SURE,
OKAY, THANKS.

The caller says OKAY, BYE.

Missus G says BYE!
LET'S TRY DREW
AND DERRICK.

The caller says HELLO?

Missus G says HI!
AND CAN YOU SHARE WITH US
ANY IMPORTANT LANDMARKS?

The caller says YEAH, THE PARTHENON.

Missus G says OKAY, THE PARTHENON.
AND ANY OTHERS?

The caller says NO, WE DON'T HAVE
ANY OTHER ONES.

Missus G says OKAY, AND I'M
SPEAKING TO?

The caller says DREW.

Missus G says OKAY, THANKS, DREW.

Drew says NO PROBLEM.

Missus G says THAT'S QUITE INTERESTING
THERE, MISTER C.
DO YOU KNOW ANY OTHER
PARTICULAR LANDMARKS IN GREECE?

Mister C says THERE ARE CERTAINLY
THE OLYMPIC SITES.

Missus G says THE OLYMPIC
SITES, VERY GOOD.

Mister C says THE ORIGINAL ONE.
AND THERE ARE SEVERAL
OTHER TEMPLES
AROUND THE PARTHENON.
I CAN'T REMEMBER
THEIR NAMES,
BUT I WISH I HAD A
PICTURE OF THE PARTHENON.
MAYBE IT WOULD HELP
ME MAKE THIS MODEL.

Missus G says THAT'S TRUE, AND I
HAPPEN TO HAVE
A VIDEO HERE FOR YOU.

[Greek music plays]

A video rolls. An image of the Parthenon appears on screen.

Mister C says BACK TO MY
MASTERPIECE LATER.

Missus G says YEAH, AND IT'S
GOING TO BE GREAT.

Mister C says WE'VE TALKED A LOT ABOUT
THE PARTHENON TODAY,
BUT I THINK IT'D BE
REALLY INTERESTING...
IT SITS ON A HILL, AND
I WONDER IF THERE'S
A STUDENT OUT THERE
THAT HAPPENS TO KNOW
WHAT HILL IT SITS ON.

Missus G says AND WE HAVE A
QUESTION FOR YOU,
SO YOU REQUIRE YOUR
PHONES FOR THIS.

A question appears on screen. It reads “What is the name of the hill on which the Parthenon stands? 1- Acropolis; 2- Mount Olympus; 3- The agora and 4- Mount Ararat.”

The percentage bar next to the question starts rising.

Missus G says AH-HA, WE HAVE OVER
50 PERCENT WHO'VE ANSWERED.

Mister C says WE'RE GETTING UP
THERE: 85 PERCENT, BOY!
CAN YOU SHOW US
THE GRAPH?

Missus G says CERTAINLY!

A bar graph shows 22 answers for option 1, 47 answers for option 2, 10 answers for option 3 and 7 answers for option 4.

Mister says NOW, LET'S SEE.
THE VAST MAJORITY OF
PEOPLE THINK THAT IT'S
MOUNT OLYMPUS, A LOT OF
PEOPLE THINK IT'S
THE ACROPOLIS, AND NOT SO
MANY WITH THE OTHER TWO.
MAYBE I CAN JUST MAKE
A QUICK COMMENT HERE.
THE AGORA IS ACTUALLY
THE GREEK MARKETPLACE IN
ATHENS, SO IT'S NOT THAT.
MOUNT ARARAT, I BELIEVE,
WAS WHERE THE ARK ENDED UP,
IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN.
BUT AS IT TURNS OUT, THE
CORRECT ANSWER -
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS?

Missus G says NUMBER ONE:
THE ACROPOLIS?

THE ACROPOLIS IS
CORRECT, THAT'S RIGHT.

Missus G says MISTER C, HAVE YOU HEARD
ANYTHING FROM YOUR FRIENDS
ISAAC AND
RENE LATELY?

Mister C says AS A MATTER OF
FACT, I HAVE.
I'VE RECEIVED
YET ANOTHER FAX,
AND I THINK PERHAPS WE SHOULD
READ IT TO EVERYBODY.
I'LL PUT IT UNDER THE
CAMERA, LET'S SEE;
WE'LL ZOOM RIGHT IN.
IT'S GOT ALL THE SAME
INFORMATION ABOUT WHO
IT'S FROM AND SO ON,
SO LET'S JUST GET TO
THE MEAT OF THE MATTER.
LET'S SEE.

The email reads “Visiting the Parthenon is not unlike seeing Notre Dame. Your trip will be golden if you can see beyond the pillars!”

Mister C says GEE, THAT'S WEIRD.
AND NOT ONLY THAT, THERE'S
ANOTHER MATH ASSIGNMENT
ATTACHED TO THIS ONE.
EVERY TIME THEY
GET SOMETHING,
THEY EMAIL THE
WHOLE WORKS TO ME.
THERE'S ANOTHER MATH
ASSIGNMENT AGAIN.

Missus G says JUST LIKE LAST
WEEKEND, OR LAST WEEK.
SOME MORE CLUES THEN?

Mister C says POSSIBLY.
THIS MESSAGE HERE IS
EXTREMELY CRYPTIC.
THERE MIGHT BE SOME
CLUES BURIED IN THAT,
SO MAYBE WE CAN GET SOME
HELP FROM THE STUDENTS.
SO, PERHAPS THEY
COULD CALL IN.

Missus G says IF YOU CAN HELP US, IF
YOU FIND ANY CLUES IN THE EMAIL,
PRESS POUND 9 AND WE'LL
TAKE UP SOME OF YOUR IDEAS.

Mister C says IN THE MEANTIME - THIS
IS JUST A REMINDER -
THIS WOULD BE AN IDEAL SPOT
TO HAVE YOUR MYSTERY MATH
NOTEBOOK THERE IN CASE
THERE'S SOME IMPORTANT
CLUES YOU SHOULD JOT
DOWN AS WE GO ALONG.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Missus G says WE HAVE SOMEONE
FROM FLAMBOROUGH:
CHARLENE OR KEVIN.

Mister C says SO, WE'RE GETTING
SOME CALLS?

Missus G says YES, HELLO!
HI, DO YOU NOTICE ANYTHING
IN THE EMAIL THAT
WAS SENT TO
RENE AND ISAAC?

I HAVE A FAMOUS MATHEMATICIAN
WHO CAME FROM GREECE.

The caller says A FAMOUS MATHEMATICIAN!

Missus G says WE SHOULD
WRITE THIS DOWN.

Mister C says KEEP ROLLING
ON THOSE CALLS,
AND I'LL JUST
MAKE NOTES.

Missus G says OKAY, THANKS VERY MUCH.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHERS?

The caller says I HAVE A FAMOUS
POP SINGER.

Missus G says OKAY.
DID YOU GET THAT
DOWN, MISTER C?

Mister C says SORTA.
POP SINGER?

The caller says AND A FAMOUS WRITER.

Missus G says DO YOU HAVE ANY
PARTICULAR NAMES?

The caller says YEP, THE FAMOUS
MATHEMATICIAN IS ARCHIMEDES.

Mister C says ARCHIMEDES.
YES, KEEP GOING.

The caller says THE FAMOUS POP SINGER
IS NANA MOUSKOURI.

Mister C says MOUSKOURI.

Missus G says N-A-N-A...

Mister C says NANA.
OKAY?

The caller says AND THE FAMOUS
WRITER IS HOMER.

Mister C says HOMER, I CAN
HANDLE THAT ONE.

Missus G says THAT'S EXCELLENT.
YOUR NAME IS?

The caller says KEVIN.

Missus G says GREAT, THANKS.

Mister C says I WONDER IF THERE ARE ANY
OTHER CLUES OUT THERE
TO DO WITH THAT
EMAIL THAT WE GOT.

Missus G says WE DO HAVE SOMEONE
HERE FROM JACK MINER.
MAYBE THEY CAN
HELP US OUT.

Mister C says OH, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD.
SO, THEY'RE
GETTIN' CONNECTED.

Missus G says SO FAR, WE
HAVE FAMOUS...

Mister C says THIS REALLY ADDS
TO THE INFORMATION
WE HAD EARLIER
ABOUT GREECE.
SO, THAT'S NICE:
ARCHIMEDES,
NANA MOUSKOURI,
AND HOMER.

Missus G says HELLO!
HI, DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER
SUGGESTIONS FOR US?

The caller says YES, THE ONE THAT TALKS
ABOUT THE TRIP WILL BE GOLDEN.
I THINK THAT
THAT IS A CLUE
FOR THE BUILDING.
FOR, LIKE, THE
FAMOUS BUILDING.

Mister C says IT HAS TO DO WITH A FAMOUS
BUILDING, OKAY, GREAT.

Missus G says AND WHAT FAMOUS
BUILDING WOULD THAT BE?

The caller says UH...
I DON'T KNOW.

Missus G says OKAY, THAT'S OKAY.
DID YOU WANT TO
TRY ONE MORE?

Mister C says SURE, I THINK WE SHOULD
TAKE ONE MORE CALL.

Missus G says THANKS VERY MUCH.

Mister C says IN THE MEANTIME, THAT'S
AN INTERESTING CONNECTION.
AND THAT SHOULD BE NOTED
IN OUR MYSTERY NOTEBOOKS,
DON'T YOU THINK?
THAT GOLDEN HAS
SOMETHING TO DO WITH
THAT FAMOUS BUILDING,
WHATEVER ONE IT IS.

Missus G says DEFINITELY A GOOD IDEA
TO WRITE THAT DOWN.

Mister C says I THINK SO.

Missus G says WE SHOULD HAVE SOMEONE
HERE FROM ELGIN AVENUE.

The caller says HELLO.

Missus G says SO, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING
TO SHARE WITH US?

The caller says THE EMAIL WAS SENT AT
3 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING.

Mister C says OH, OH!

Missus G says MAYBE WE SHOULD
LOOK AT THAT AGAIN.

Mister C says YOU'VE GOT A
POINT: RIGHT THERE,
3 IN THE MORNING!
THAT'S A STRANGE TIME
TO SEND AN EMAIL.
I THINK I'D
BETTER NOTE THAT.

Missus G says THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Mister C says NOW, THAT ACTUALLY PUTS
A TWIST INTO THINGS.
THAT'S IMPORTANT,
OKAY, GOOD.
EXCELLENT.

Missus G says RIGHT NOW, IN
OUR NOTEBOOKS,
WE SHOULD POSSIBLY
HAVE THEN: THE GOLDEN,
FAMOUS BUILDING,
AND 3 A.M. EMAIL.
THAT'S GOOD.

Mister C says WE GOT SOME
GREAT HELP HERE,
BUT I THINK MAYBE
WE SHOULD REVIEW
THE OTHER CLUES THAT
WE HAVE ALREADY.

He turns to a world map on a board that has pictures of 3 people pinned to it.

He says I'M JUST GOING TO GO
THROUGH THEM REALLY QUICKLY.
UP HERE, WE HAVE THE
TWO PROTAGONISTS,
THE TWO PEOPLE THAT HAVE
BEEN ACTUALLY SENDING
EMAILS TO US.
OF COURSE, DON'T
FORGET: RENE AND ISAAC.
A-HA - HE'S STILL A
SUSPECT, BIG BRO HERE, SPIKE.
I DON'T KNOW ABOUT HIM,
HE LOOKS PRETTY NASTY.
BUT ON THE OTHER
SIDE OF THE COIN,
WE CAN'T PROVE THAT HE
EITHER DID IT OR DIDN'T
DO IT BECAUSE IT'S STILL
CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE.
AND UP HERE, THE FIRST
PLACE WE VISITED
IS ATHENS, GREECE.
IT MUST BE SOMETHING
TO DO WITH ATHENS,
GREECE THAT WILL HELP
US SOLVE THIS CRIME.
BUT THOSE ARE THE
CLUES WE HAVE,
ALONG WITH A COUPLE OF
NEAT IDEAS HERE
TO DO WITH THAT EMAIL.

Missus G says LET'S LOOK AT ATHENS,
GREECE FROM A CLOSER VIEW.
[Greek music]

The camera zooms in to the Greece on the map.

Mister C and Missus G take their cap hats off.

Missus G says HELLO, I'M
LORRAINE GOWER,
AND WELCOME TO WEEK
TWO OF OUR MATH MYSTERY.

Mister C says AND I'M STEWART CRAVEN
WELCOMING EVERYBODY BACK
TO THE TV ONTARIO'S
VIRTUAL CLASSROOM.
I'M SO GLAD TO BE HERE.
AT THIS POINT, I WOULD
LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT AND
ASK THE TEACHERS THAT ARE
IN THE ROOM TO MAKE SURE
THAT ALL OF THE STUDENTS
HAVE A COPY OF
THE EXERCISES
TWO AND THREE
FOR THIS WEEK'S
MATH ASSIGNMENT.
SO, WHAT I WOULD
LIKE YOU TO DO IS,
WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A
MINUTE BREAK OR SO,
SO YOU CAN DISTRIBUTE
THE ASSIGNMENTS.
AND WE'LL BE RIGHT
BACK AFTER THAT.
AND I'M GOING TO COMMENT
ABOUT THE ASSIGNMENT
AND A FEW OTHER
THINGS AS WELL.
SO, LET'S TAKE A
ONE-MINUTE BREAK.

A slate pops up with an image of a magnifying glass and the caption “One minute break.”

Lorraine says SOUNDS GOOD.
WE'RE HAVING A FEW
COMPLICATIONS,
SO DON'T COME
BACK YET PLEASE.

(Greek music plays)

Stewart says HEY, WE'RE BACK!
WHADDYA KNOW?
AT THIS POINT, I WOULD
LIKE TO MAKE SURE
THAT A COUPLE
CORRECTIONS ARE MADE.
WHEN WE SENT OUT THE
ORIGINAL PACKAGE,
THERE WAS A TYPO ON
THE VERY FIRST PAGE
OF THE MYSTERY.
YOU MAY NOT HAVE THE
MYSTERY WITH YOU,
BUT I DO WANT TO GO TO THE
GRAPHICS CAMERA AND SHOW
YOU EXACTLY WHAT THE
VERY FIRST SENTENCE
SHOULD HAVE SAID.

A sheet of paper with the correct sentence appears on screen. It reads “My parents, who occasionally exhibit some insight into our world – the world of the next millennium, have given my younger sister, Sofia; my older goofball brother Spike, Isaac, and myself, René,”

Stewart says NOW, WHEN WE ORIGINALLY
SENT THAT OUT,
WE MISSED THE
WORD ENTIRELY.
SO, THE NAME SPIKE
SHOULD APPEAR HERE,
AND THEN: ISAAC,
AND MYSELF, RENE.
THAT MIGHT ALLEVIATE A
LITTLE BIT OF CONCERN
OR CONFUSION PERHAPS.
THE SECOND ONE IS
ACTUALLY MUCH MORE
IMPORTANT IN A WAY.
THE MATH ASSIGNMENT YOU
WERE JUST HANDED OUT,
EXERCISE NUMBER 3.
I WANT EVERYBODY TO TAKE
A MOMENT RIGHT NOW -
I'LL GIVE YOU A COUPLE OF
SECONDS - TO TURN RIGHT
TO THE END OF THE ASSIGNMENT
AND FIND WHAT YOU SEE
ON THE GRAPHICS CAMERA
THERE - EXERCISE NUMBER 3.
AND YOU'RE GOING TO SEE:

The instruction reads “Replace the e-mail with the following (the column and the row instructions were reversed.”

Stewart says WHAT YOU SHOULD SEE:

Stewart reads a sentence that goes “If you want to catch me, use these clues to find out where I am going next.”

Stewart says
AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED
THERE IS I INADVERTENTLY
GOT COLUMN AND
ROW MIXED UP.

He reads the sentence “The column is a negative and has a quantity equals to the thirty-seventh term of sequence a below.”

Stewart says SO, ORIGINALLY, IT WOULD
HAVE SAID:
THE ROW IS A NEGATIVE.
BUT NOW, THAT IS COLUMN.
AND IN THE SECOND ONE,
IT WOULD HAVE SAID,
IN THE PAST: THE
COLUMN IS A NEGATIVE.

The second sentence reads “The row is negative and has a quantity one less than the number of Golden Rectangles in the ancient structure in question number 3 (Exercise number 2.”

Stewart says SO, ORIGINALLY, IT WOULD
HAVE SAID:
IT IS NOW ROW, SO PLEASE
MAKE A NOTE OF THOSE
TWO MISTAKES THAT WERE MADE
WHEN WE SENT THEM OUT
ABOUT, OH, A
WEEK OR SO AGO.
NOW, IF THERE'S ANY
CONFUSION ABOUT THIS NEAR
THE END OF THE PROGRAM,
THEN I'M CERTAINLY WILLING
TO TRY TO MAKE AN ATTEMPT
TO CLARIFY THAT OVER THE AIR.

Lorraine says THAT'S GREAT,
I BELIEVE...

Stewart says I'M ABOUT TO TALK
ABOUT THE ASSIGNMENT.
I'M GOING TO TAKE A FEW
MINUTES JUST TO GO
OVER THE MAIN PARTS
OF THE ASSIGNMENT.
I'LL HIGHLIGHT
ONE OR TWO THINGS.
PERHAPS I'LL START WITH
THIS QUESTION RIGHT HERE.

He grabs an assignment paper with the title “Exercise 2.”

Stewart says NOW, YOU'LL SEE THIS
ON THE FIRST PAGE.
I'VE GOT SOME PRETTY
INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT
GOLDEN RATIOS AND GOLDEN
RECTANGLES AND SO ON.
I THINK THE THING THAT I
REALLY WANT TO POINT OUT
IS THIS PART B HERE,
WHERE IT ASKS YOU TO
CONNECT THE DOTS: ONE,
TWO, THREE, FOUR.
AND ACTUALLY, YOU'LL ALSO
HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHERE
FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, AND
EIGHT WILL GO AS WELL.

He points at certain vertices of a rectangle with several squares inside.

Stewart says BUT THE PATTERN'S
PRETTY STRONG.
WHAT I REALLY WOULD LIKE
YOU TO TRY TO DO IS,
CAREFULLY AS POSSIBLE,
CONNECT THESE DOTS
WITH A SMOOTH CURVE.
WHEN I SAY A CURVE, LIKE
THAT - RATHER SMOOTH -
AS OPPOSED TO STRAIGHT
LINE SEGMENTS.
THEN YOU'LL SEE ONE OF THE
MOST BEAUTIFUL STRUCTURES
THAT YOU'LL EVER
SEE IN MATHEMATICS,
BELIEVE IT OR NOT.
SO, DO IT REALLY
CAREFULLY.
NOW, I'M GOING TO REFER TO
QUESTION NUMBER 3 IN EXERCISE NUMBER 2
FOR A MOMENT OR TWO.
AND WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN
ABOUT THE THIRD PAGE
IS THIS COMPUTER
DRAWING OF A STRUCTURE.

He shows a piece of paper with a drawing that looks like the Parthenon.

Stewart says AND WHAT IT ASKS YOU TO
FIND IS GOLDEN RECTANGLES.
AND THE WAY YOU DO THAT IS
BY MEASURING THE LENGTHS
AND WIDTHS OF DIFFERENT
RECTANGLES IN HERE.
I WANTED TO MAKE A NOTE
THAT YOU SHOULD BE REALLY,
REALLY CAREFUL IN
YOUR MEASUREMENTS AND
DON'T IGNORE ANY
POSSIBLE RECTANGLES.
I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE
YOU ANY CLUES, PER SE,
BUT THERE'S PROBABLY MORE
GOLDEN RECTANGLES
IN THIS BUILDING THAN
YOU MIGHT THINK.
SO, PLEASE, BE VERY CAREFUL
AND DON'T MISS ANYTHING.
ONE OF THE THINGS WE
MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO,
PERHAPS WE CAN TAKE SOME
QUESTIONS ON THE FLY HERE.
AND SEE IF THERE'S
ANYBODY THAT'S CONCERNED
ABOUT WHAT I'VE
TALKED ABOUT SO FAR.

Lorraine says WE'RE CALLING SOMEONE
FROM THE PINES.
MAYBE THEY HAVE A
QUESTION FOR US - HELLO!

The caller says ACTUALLY, NO, I JUST
FORGOT TO PUSH 0.

Lorraine says NO PROBLEMS.

Stewart says THAT'S OKAY.
ACTUALLY, WHILE
WE'VE GOT PINES,
DO YOU MIND IF I TALK
TO YOU FOR A SECOND?

The caller says OKAY.

Stewart says WHILE WE'VE GOT THE
PINES ON THE PHONE,
I THINK NEXT WEEK, IT'S
YOUR SCHOOL'S TURN
TO DO SOME
RESEARCH FOR US.
I DON'T KNOW
WHERE WE'RE GOING,
BUT I JUST WANTED
TO SAY, HEY.
I'M REALLY GLAD TO
HAVE YOU ON BOARD,
AND I HOPE THAT A LOT OF
STUDENTS FROM THE PINES
GET TO CALL IN
NEXT WEEK.
I JUST
NOTICED THAT.
WE GOT
ANOTHER CALL?

Lorraine says YES, WE'RE GOING TO CALL
SOMEONE FROM USBORNE CENTRE.
SO, IF YOUR
PHONE'S RINGING.
HELLO, DO YOU HAVE
A QUESTION FOR US?

The caller says YEAH, YOU SAID
AT THE BEGINNING,
THE SECOND HANDOUT OF THE
CLUES OF CHAPTER TWO,
THAT THE TIME THEY SENT
THE EMAIL WAS AT THREE
IN THE MORNING.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE
PART THAT SAYS 7:07?
DID THEY NOT
SEND IT AT 7:07?

Stewart says I'LL GO BACK AND
LOOK AT THE EMAIL,
WHICH IS PROBABLY THE
BEST THING I CAN DO.

Lorraine says THAT'S GREAT.

Stewart says THAT'S INTERESTING,
MAYBE THIS IS A
MISINTERPRETATION.
CAN WE PUT THAT BACK
UNDERNEATH THE CAMERA?
NOW, I CIRCLED THAT
BECAUSE I THOUGHT MAYBE
THAT'S WHAT THE
THREE A.M. MEANT.
BUT NOTICE OVER
HERE, IT'S 7:07.
IN FACT, IT'S 7:07:41.
SO, I'M NOT SURE WHAT
THAT NUMBER MEANS.
THIS, I WOULD THINK, IS
A TIME: HOURS;
MINUTES; SECONDS, EVEN.
WOULD YOU AGREE WITH THAT?

The caller says YES.

Stewart says OKAY, OUR
MISINTERPRETATION.

Lorraine says AND YOUR NAME IS?

The caller says AMANDA.

Lorraine says AMANDA.
SO, MAYBE IN
OUR NOTEBOOKS,
WE CAN ADD THAT.

Stewart says WE SHOULD CHANGE IT TO
SEVEN IN THE MORNING.
THANK YOU VERY
MUCH, AMANDA.

Lorraine says THAT WAS AMANDA
FROM USBORNE, OKAY.

Stewart says WHAT I THINK I'LL DO IS
I'LL GO A LITTLE FURTHER
ALONG AND JUST TALK ABOUT
A COUPLE MORE THINGS.
AND THEN MAYBE WE CAN TAKE
SOME MORE PHONE CALLS,
WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Lorraine says SOUNDS GOOD.

Stewart grabs a sheet of paper with the title “Exercise 2” It reads “Golden Rectangles are found in many buildings throughout history and right up to the present time. Golden Rectangles, are also found in many great pieces of art and are used in the design of consumer goods. In the space below, list four places where Golden Rectangles exist in structures of art. Alternatively, you may investigate packaging of consumer goods by measuring their dimensions to identify those items in which you find the use of Golden Rectangles.”

Stewart says LET'S GO TO QUESTION
NUMBER 4 IN EXERCISE NUMBER 2.
THIS IS ONE THAT REQUIRES
THAT YOU DO A LITTLE BIT
OF RESEARCH OUTSIDE
OF THE CLASSROOM.
THIS IS JUST
PRINT MATERIAL.
BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
WE'RE LOOKING FOR IS THAT
GOLDEN RECTANGLES - YOU'LL
FIND OUT WHAT GOLDEN
RECTANGLES ARE BY DOING
THE ASSIGNMENT -
APPEAR IN A LOT
OF PLACES.
SO, I REALLY INVITE YOU AS
STUDENTS TO NOT ONLY USE
THE INTERNET RESOURCES,
BUT ENCYCLOPAEDIA,
PERHAPS CD-ROM
ENCYCLOPAEDIA.
AND SEE IF YOU CAN FIND
REFERENCES TO GOLDEN
RECTANGLE OR
GOLDEN RATIO.
AND I THINK YOU'LL BEGIN
TO FIND SOME EXAMPLES.
SO, THAT'S SOMETHING I'M
REALLY INTERESTED
IN HEARING ABOUT
ON THURSDAY.
WE'RE GOING TO TRY AND
MAKE A BIG LIST ON THURSDAY,
AS MANY DIFFERENT
PLACES WHERE PEOPLE
HAVE FOUND GOLDEN
RECTANGLES AS POSSIBLE.
I'M ENCOURAGING YOU TO
REALLY WORK HARD
ON THAT QUESTION.
QUESTION NUMBER 5 A
VERY SIMPLE ONE.
I WANT YOU TO
DO SOME ARTWORK.

Question number 5 reads “Draw a modern structure which shows at least 6 carefully proportioned Golden Rectangles.”

Stewart says NOW, ONE OF THE THINGS
THAT I HAVEN'T DONE - AND
I'M GOING TO GET A LITTLE
BIT OF HELP FROM INSIDE
THE STUDIO RIGHT NOW - IS
I WANT A PHONE NUMBER
OR A FAX NUMBER.
WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO TAKE
SOME TIME TO TRY
AND DRAW SOMETHING
FROM YOUR IMAGINATION.
SOME KIND OF
BUILDING WHICH HAS
GOLDEN RECTANGLES IN IT.
I'VE SAID AT LEAST SIX, SO
THERE'S A MINIMUM NUMBER
THAT WE WOULD REQUIRE.
BUT I THINK THIS WOULD BE
REALLY NEAT IF WE GOT
SOME REALLY NICE DRAWINGS.
IF THEY COULD BE FAXED
INTO US BY THURSDAY, SAY,
10 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING.
AND MAYBE WE COULD EVEN
SHOW ONE OR TWO OF THEM ON AIR.
THAT'D BE KIND OF NEAT.
I NEED A LITTLE
BIT OF HELP.
VIVIAN, CAN YOU LET ME
KNOW WHAT THE FAX NUMBER
IS FOR TVO?

He writes down 1-416 484 2704.

Stewart says THAT SOUNDS RIGHT.
SO, IF YOU HAVE A DRAWING
THAT YOU WOULD LIKE
TO SHARE WITH EVERYBODY,
BY ALL MEANS.
THE 1 IS FOR
DIRECT DIAL.
I WOULD LOVE TO
SEE SOME DRAWINGS.
IT MIGHT MAKE OUR
THURSDAY SHOW
EVEN MORE INTERESTING.

Lorraine says WHAT A GREAT IDEA.
SO, THEY HAVE TO DO
THAT BEFORE THURSDAY?

Stewart says BEFORE THURSDAY.
SO, IF WE CAN GET
THEM EARLY ENOUGH,
WE'LL TRY TO
SHOW SOME.
OKAY, HAVE WE GOT ANYBODY
ELSE ON THE LINE
THAT WOULD LIKE TO
ASK A QUESTION?

Lorraine says WE HAVE A FEW HERE, ONE
FROM COLLEGE AVENUE.

Stewart says SEEMS LIKE WE'VE GOT A
SHARP BUNCH OF STUDENTS.

Lorraine says HI!

Stewart says WHO'VE WE GOT NOW?

The caller says THIS IS CINDY.

Lorraine says HI, CINDY.

Stewart says SO, WHAT'S
YOUR QUESTION?

Cindy says HOW DO THEY KNOW IT
WAS IN THE MORNING
ON THAT THING?
LIKE, HOW DO THEY KNOW
IT WAS THE MORNING
AND NOT THE AFTERNOON?

Stewart says MY ASSUMPTION IS - AND I
WILL ADMIT RIGHT NOW
IT'S AN ASSUMPTION.
I WOULD BE MORE THAN
WILLING TO CHECK.
I THINK THIS IS THE
KIND OF THING THAT
WE COULD CHECK WITH
AN INTERNET PROVIDER.
BUT I THINK THEY'RE
WORKING ON A 24-HOUR CLOCK.
THAT'S WHAT I THINK;
WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Lorraine says BUT IT WOULD BE
SOMETHING TO CHECK.

Stewart says YEAH, ACTUALLY, WE'LL
PUT THAT QUESTION
TO THE STUDENTS
AS WELL.
ANYBODY THAT HAS
INTERNET AT HOME,
PERHAPS THEY CAN FIND
OUT WHO PROVIDES THEIR
INTERNET FOR THEM, AND I'M
SURE THAT THEY'D BE HAPPY
TO TAKE A PHONE CALL FROM
ONE OF YOU TO FIND OUT
HOW YOU KNOW WHETHER
IT'S A.M. OR P.M.
OR WHETHER, IN FACT,
IT'S A 24-HOUR CLOCK.
THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Lorraine says WE CAN MAYBE ADD THAT
TO OUR MATH NOTEBOOK.

Stewart says THESE KIDS ARE
REALLY THINKING.
I AM REALLY IMPRESSED.

Lorraine says I LIKE IT.
THAT'S WHAT A
MYSTERY'S ALL ABOUT.

Stewart says WE KEEP COMING
BACK TO THIS.
I THINK THEY'RE
THINKING ABOUT THIS.
THE MATH IS IMPORTANT
TOO, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.
THE MATH MIGHT LEAD
US SOMEWHERE AS WELL.
JUST A COUPLE MORE
COMMENTS ON THE MATH.
AND THEN WE'LL GO
TO A FEW MORE CALLS,
AND JUST A COUPLE OTHER
WRAP-UP ITEMS PERHAPS,
AND THEN WE'RE
PRETTY MUCH DONE.
NOW, I'M REALLY GLAD
I FINALLY HAVE
THIS ONE UNDER THE
GRAPHICS CAMERA.
WHAT I'M GOING TO DO IS
I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU -
LET'S SEE IF I CAN
GET MY OTHER...
THERE IT IS.
NOW, THIS IS THE ONE
THAT'S A MISTAKE.
CAN YOU ZOOM IN AS CLOSE
AS YOU CAN TO THIS
LITTLE SECTION
RIGHT HERE?

He shows a correct version of Exercise 3 sheet.

Stewart says NOTICE THAT THE WORD
COLUMN IS THERE.
OH, YOU KNOW WHAT?
THIS HAS BEEN
CORRECTED.
BUT IN YOURS...

Lorraine says WHO HAS CORRECTED IT?

Stewart says I'M AHEAD OF MYSELF.
BUT WHAT YOU SHOULD
LOOK AT IS THAT
SECTION OF EXERCISE NUMBER 3.
IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE
THIS WHEN YOU'RE DONE,
COLUMN AND ROW THERE.
I'M THROWING MYSELF OFF A
LITTLE BIT JUST BECAUSE
I HAD ACTUALLY ALREADY
MADE THE CORRECTION.

Lorraine says AND I HAVE SOMETHING
TO ADD OVER HERE.
IF YOU WANT TO HELP
ME OUT, STEWART,
IF WE GO TO THE
GRAPHICS CAMERA.
WE'RE GOING TO SHARE
WITH YOU, THE STUDENTS,
IF YOU WANT TO SEND A FAX
IN - AS STEWART MENTIONED
EARLIER - WE HAVE
A TOLL-FREE ONE. AND IT’S
1-888-522-7141.
MAYBE YOU COULD
WRITE THERE,
TOLL-FREE FOR THE FAX.
WE DON'T WANT YOU
HAVING TO PAY.
SO, MAYBE YOU'D LIKE
TO WRITE THAT DOWN.
AND WE'D LOVE TO SEE YOUR
FAXES BEFORE THURSDAY
SO WE CAN SHARE WITH THE
REST OF THE STUDENTS
WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE.

Stewart says THAT'D BE GREAT!
OKAY, SUPER.
I THINK I'VE MORE OR
LESS COMMENTED ON
THE TWO EXERCISES
THAT YOU NEED TO DO.
I WILL REPEAT; WE WILL
TAKE UP ON THURSDAY
ALL OF EXERCISE NUMBER 2 AND
ALL OF EXERCISE NUMBER 3.
EXERCISE NUMBER 3 IS REALLY
IMPORTANT BECAUSE, AGAIN,
I THINK THAT IT
LEADS TO SOME CLUES.
ONE OF THE THINGS I WILL
NOT HESITATE TO NOTE
IN EXERCISE NUMBER 3, HOWEVER,
IS THAT YOU NEED TO DO
THE REST OF EXERCISE NUMBER 2
TO VERIFY SOME ANSWERS.
SO, IT'S IMPORTANT
TO DO ALL THE MATH.
OTHERWISE, YOU MAY BE
MISSING THE PICTURE,
YOU MAY NOT GET
SOME VERIFICATION.
DO WE HAVE SOME MORE CALLS
TO DO WITH SOME QUESTIONS,
CLARIFICATIONS,
WHATEVER?

Lorraine says CERTAINLY, LET'S TRY
ONE FROM THE PINES.
HI, YOU HAVE A
QUESTION FOR US?

The caller says YEAH, ACTUALLY,
IT'S A SUGGESTION.
YOU KNOW FROM OUR EMAIL,
HOW WE HAD THE 0300?

Lorraine says YES.

The caller says WE THOUGHT THAT IT
MIGHT BE A COUNTRY CODE.

Stewart says OHH...
OH, OKAY, HERE
IT IS, OKAY.

Lorraine says LET'S GO BACK HERE
AND LOOK AT THIS.

Stewart says COUNTRY CODE - MAYBE.
THAT'S INTERESTING, I
HAD NOT THOUGHT OF THAT.
THAT'S A POSSIBILITY.
SO, ARE YOU SUGGESTING
PERHAPS THAT THIS HAS BEEN
ACTUALLY SENT FROM
SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE OF CANADA?

The caller says YEAH.

Stewart says HEY, I'M NOT SURE,
BUT THAT COULD BE IT.

Lorraine says I LIKE IT.

Stewart says WE'D BETTER CHECK
THAT ONE OUT TOO.
AND I SUGGEST THAT YOU
CHECK IT OUT AS WELL.
THAT'S GREAT.
AGAIN, THESE
KIDS ARE REALLY,
REALLY WORKING
ON THIS.
IT'S SO NICE THAT THEY'RE
GIVING US THIS INFORMATION
BECAUSE WE CAN PASS IT
ON TO RENE AND ISAAC
AND HELP THEM OUT.
NOW, I'M GOING TO TAKE
JUST A BRIEF MOMENT
AND I'M GOING TO JUST ADDRESS
THE OPTIONAL EXERCISE
FOR ABOUT, OH, TWO
MINUTES AT VERY MOST.
OH, OF COURSE...

Lorraine says BUT I DO BELIEVE WE
HAVE A CALL FROM
COLLEGE AVENUE...

Stewart says LET'S DO THAT FIRST, AND
I THINK THERE'S SOMETHING
ELSE WE SHOULD BE
TAKING CARE OF AS WELL.

Lorraine says HI!

The caller says HELLO?

Lorraine says DO YOU HAVE A
QUESTION FOR US?

The caller says YEAH, ON THAT
EMAIL THING,
WHY IS THERE JEWELS
VERN WRITTEN THERE?

Lorraine syas OHH.

Stewart says GOT TO FIND
MY EMAIL AGAIN.
OH, THERE IT IS.
YOU MEAN JEWELS...
WHERE IS IT?
UP HERE FROM:
JEWELS VERN.
LET'S LOOK AT THAT.

Lorraine says WHAT DO YOU THINK?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
HAVE WE LOST
THAT CALL?
IS IT SEAN?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
IS THERE A PROBLEM
WITH JEWELS VERN,
THE NAME APPEARING THERE?

Sean says NO, BUT I JUST WONDERED
WHY THEY WROTE IT THERE.

Lorraine says THAT'S RIGHT, BECAUSE
AS WE KNOW ALREADY,
JULES VERN WAS
AN AUTHOR.
BUT HE'S DEAD NOW.

Stewart says THIS MUST BE AN
ALIAS THOUGH, RIGHT?
BUT I GUESS WHAT HE HAS
DONE - HE OR SHE -
WE DON'T KNOW WHO
IT IS, DO WE?
WE'RE NOT SURE.
BUT PERHAPS WHEN THEY
SET UP THEIR ACCOUNT,
THEY SET UP A PHONEY
NAME ON THE ACCOUNT.
THAT COULD
EXPLAIN IT.
WHAT DO YOU THINK
ABOUT THAT, SEAN?

Sean says I REALLY DON'T KNOW.

Stewart says LET'S CONSIDER THAT
AS A POSSIBILITY, SURE.
HAVE WE GOT
ANYMORE CALLS?

Lorraine says THANKS VERY
MUCH, SEAN.
IT'S DEFINITELY
SOMETHING WE CAN ADD
TO OUR MYSTERY
NOTEBOOKS.
I LIKE IT.
YES, AND WE DO HAVE A
QUESTION FOR ALL OF YOU.

Stewart says YES, WE CAN DO THAT.

Lorraine says IF YOU HAVE YOUR
PHONES HANDY.

Question number 2 appears on screen. It reads “Which Golden have we mentioned before? 1- Golden Fleece; 2- Golden Ratio; 3- Golden Hind; 4- Golden Rectangle.”

Stewart says I MUST ADMIT, THE STUDENTS
ANSWER VERY QUICKLY.
AND IT LOOKS TO ME...
WOW, SHALL WE FLASH
THE GRAPH UP AND
SHOW EVERYBODY WHAT
THE RESULTS ARE?

The answers bar rises up to 90 percent.

Lorraine says YES, AND FROM WHAT WE
CAN SEE FROM THE GRAPH...

Stewart says IT'S PRETTY CLEAR.

The bar graph shows 6 answers for option 1, 8 for option 2, 1 for option 3 and 81 for option 4.

Lorraine says GOLDEN RECTANGLE.

Stewart says NO DOUBT ABOUT
GOLDEN RECTANGLE.
NOW, WE DID MENTION
THE GOLDEN RATIO,
AND THAT HAS
EIGHT PEOPLE.
BUT THE GOLDEN FLEECE, YOU
KNOW THERE IS A CONNECTION
BETWEEN THAT AND
TORONTO.
DID YOU KNOW THAT?
THE GOLDEN FLEECE HAS
TO DO WITH JASON
AND THE ARGONAUTS.
ARGOS - WE LIKE THAT.
I'M JUST GOING TO ADDRESS
THE OPTIONAL EXERCISE
FOR ABOUT ONE MINUTE,
AND WE'VE GOT A COUPLE
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT
HOPEFULLY I CAN FIND
UNDERNEATH MY PAPERS
BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN
MOVING THEM AROUND.
A COUPLE OTHER THINGS
TO WRAP UP WITH,
AND WE'RE JUST
ABOUT DONE.
THE OPTIONAL EXERCISE IS
A VERY INTERESTING ONE
THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY.
NOW, I'M JUST GOING TO
PUT ONE SHEET UNDER
THE GRAPHICS CAMERA.
WHAT YOU SEE HERE IS A
WHOLE BUNCH OF RECTANGLES.
WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO
IS TO TRY A LITTLE BIT
OF A PSYCHOLOGICAL
EXPERIMENT.
PERHAPS WITH
OTHER STUDENTS,
PERHAPS WITH YOUR PARENTS,
PERHAPS WITH TEACHERS
IN THE STAFF ROOM -
WHATEVER.
AND THE IDEA IS TO ASK
THEM SIMPLY: WHICH ONE
OF THESE RECTANGLES IS THE
ONE THAT IS MOST
PLEASING TO THE EYE?
AND THEN THE OTHER
QUESTION IS: WHICH
ONE'S THE LEAST PLEASING?
YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED AT
HOW MANY PEOPLE PICK
THE SAME ONE.
IF YOU DO THE EXPERIMENT,
AND WE HAVE A MINUTE OR
TWO ON THURSDAY, I'D LIKE
TO PERHAPS TAKE SOME
RESULTS AND MAYBE SOME
COMMENTS ABOUT THIS,
IF YOU GET A
CHANCE TO DO IT.
REMEMBER THAT THIS
EXERCISE IS ABOVE
AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY.
IT IS OPTIONAL, BUT IT
IS KIND OF INTERESTING.
I'VE GOT A COUPLE OTHER
THINGS TO DO TO
TAKE CARE OF AT THE END
HERE, AS SOON AS I FIND...
HOPEFULLY FIND...
AH, YES, THERE WE GO.
THIS IS JUST A REMINDER
THAT ALL THOSE SCHOOLS
THAT HAVE PLATO
MATH, THAT, IN FACT,
IF YOU RECOGNIZE THAT YOU
HAVE SOME DIFFICULTIES
OR YOU WANT TO REVIEW SOME OF
THE IDEAS I'LL BE DEALING,
OR WE'LL BE DEALING
WITH IN THE EXERCISES,
THAT HERE'S HOW YOU FIND
IT IN THE PLATO MATH PROGRAM.
IN PLATO MATH, YOU SHOULD
FIND A MAJOR CATEGORY
CALLED MATH FUNDAMENTALS.
IT SHOULD
BE COURSE NUMBER 8,
AND COURSE NUMBER 8 SHOULD
BE LABELLED: RATIO,
PROPORTION,
AND PERCENT.
LORRAINE, WHAT DO YOU HAVE
ON TAP FOR US TOMORROW?

Lorraine says WE HAVE AN EXCITING
LESSON FOR TOMORROW.
WE'RE GOING TO BE
LOOKING AT RATIO,
PROPORTION, AND RATE.
WHICH IS GOING TO
BE A LOT OF FUN.

Stewart says HOW COME YOU GET
ALL THE FUN STUFF?
I WON'T EVEN BE
BACK UNTIL THURSDAY!

Lorraine says WE LOOK FORWARD TO
SEEING YOU ON THURSDAY.

Stewart says WE'LL SEE YOU THEN.

Lorraine says GREAT.
BYE-BYE.

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