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Pixar: The Math Behind the Movies

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When will we ever use this? A Pixar movie maker explains to learners how math is used in the creation of animated films. The movie maker discusses the importance of coordinate planes, transformations and translations, and trigonometry.


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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Show clips from the movies discussed in the video
  • Find other pictures of characters from the video and have students discuss the shapes and curves
Classroom Considerations
  • Review and be prepared to discuss the questions before carrying out the lesson
  • Ensure that all technology and video are working before beginning the lesson
  • Review of coordinate planes, transformations, and translations should be reviewed before the lesson
  • Real-life application
  • Motivating topic
  • No preparation
  • Lots of links
  • All technology based
  • Lack of student independent work
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