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The Marriage of Math and Movies

More and more students are spending time in front of the TV screen. Why not use this to your advantage? Teach math using age-appropriate popular and/or entertaining movies.
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The Marriage of Math and Movies
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    Showing movies in the classroom is something that can either go really right or really wrong. This article outlines some dos and don'ts for incorporating TV/movie snippets into math lessons. The idea is to get students engaged and vested in finding the answers to certain math problems.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    Do you have a classroom full of antsy students? Once upon a time, so did I. This short article gives tips on how to keep students engaged during classroom movies. I had to learn all of these tips the hard way, but lucky for you, they're at your fingertips!
  • Math in the Movies!

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    Kendra Hadnott says:
    If you're stuck on where exactly you're supposed to find a movie with math in it, this resource erases that problem. This blog post actually shows video snippets and gives real world examples for how educators might use these video snippets to ask students to solve math-related problems.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    A resource that lists over 400 movies (both modern and older) with accompanying age-appropriate lesson plans. Click on a movie to learn about the subject it teaches and the recommended ages for the movie/lesson. Super helpful for those educators who are exceedingly worried about whether or not they'll be able to find age-appropriate movie content for their grade level.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    Tony DeRose, a researcher from Disney Pixar, shows how important math is in the creation of Pixar movies. Great for showing students a real world application for math! I admit that some of the terminology may be a little technical for your students, but in general, it is a great answer to the question: "When will I ever use math in the real world anyway?"
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