Sunday, September 11, 2011

Movies and Math

Mathematics in Movies is a collection of movie clips in which math concepts are presented or highlighted. The math concepts are not taught but it is a fun way to to highlight math in lessons that are taught.

Mathematics in Movies hosts different genres of movies and the math concepts seems to be relevant for the higher level maths ( the kinds of math that scare me a little bit) :-). The movies are relevant to higher level science classes as well. The movies are available in two formats - flash and quicktime (for viewing on iPads and iPods).

This collection has been put together and maintained by Oliver Knill at the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University. It is a site worth checking out!

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