A mother uses myth to teach math and math to teach humanity to her three children.
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And of course, a link to the source, the short story.
[Video description: 26 seconds. Digital drawing. Silhouettes of four figures, from left to right: a woman standing and seen from mid-thigh up and facing right, with one hand pointing to the right; a little girl with one pigtail visible, sitting on a chair against the far fall, with one leg crossed over her knee; a boy seen in profile facing left, sitting on a chair and leaning over, elbows propped on knees; and, a girl seen in profile facing left, sitting back in her chair with one arm thrown over the back of the chair. Behind the woman is a whiteboard with the number one, the number zero, and the infinity sign visible. On the far wall is a large window showing a cloudy sky scattered with stars. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lays over the image. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Fiction” and story title are displayed over the image. The title and title card fades. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “At last, a great thinker arose who aimed to devise a puzzle that the possessors could never solve. A riddle they could never fathom. A calculation they could never do. He did indeed think of a problem that no one seemed able to solve. No mortal, that is.” Website URL appears at bottom right throughout and fades as text box appears over image displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at storyfeather.com.” Title reappears at top.]
Isra stood before the whiteboard in the drawing room, or as she called it after repurposing, the lesson room. Or as her three children had designated it, Room Seven. Their friends always talked about what room they were in, or how so-and-so teacher was in charge of a particular room number. So they wanted a room number.
Libby and Dom sat back in their seats, knowing what was to come because they recognized the prompt. They kept their notebooks open, but set their pencils down. But little Irene still sat in the “row” in front of her brother and sister, with her back straight and her pencil poised.
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Story: “Lesson Number Undefined” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production: Nila L. Patel
Music by Chris Logsdon*
“Mystical Town (Loop)”
Music by Benjamin Carr (Scythuz)*
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by Chris Logsdon and Benjamin Carr is licensed from GameDev Market
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FROM SEASON 5 (AKA YEAR 5)
THIS SEASON’S THEME IS S.T.E.A.M.
(SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, MATHEMATICS)