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European Cinema and Mathematics

This resource available through the Scientix portal gives access to a selection of activities and teaching resources based on movies studied during the Cinemaths Paradise project. The basic purpose is to help teachers to teach maths through movies.

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Mathematics in Movies

This is a collection of movie clips in which Mathematics appears. The movies can be played online, on PC, on iphone/ipad or downloaded to be included into a presentation. The collection was curated by Oliver Knill, Department of Mathematics at Harvard University between March 2006 - July 2011. A fun way to introduce maths...
Learn for example how to calculate 10 times 1000 by watching a funny part of The Full Monty or how to solve the quadratic equation from a math scene in the Fellini movie Amarcord, a movie with a number of delightful school scenes.

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Oliver Knill, Department of Mathematics at Harvard University

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