June 17, 2012

Math in Movies

Mathematics in Movies is a website developed by Oliver Knill who is a Harvard Mathematics professor.   While browsing around Mathematics in Movies I was surprised to see the size of their collection of movie and television clips.  For each clip there is the title of the show/movie and a quick link to a math concept.  The clip that immediately stood out to me was Oscar from the The Office explaining to Michael the definition of a surplus.  Click here to check it out.

Now What?

Mathematics in Movies is a great site for introducing a concept or reinforcing a concept after it has been taught.  I could also be a good way for students to review by browsing the library of clips.  What's nice about this site is that they also provide a link to the .mp4 version which you can download and show offline.  You can even concert that file to a .flv and use it in Smart Notebook.  For more on that click here.

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