Math Movie

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  1. mnteacherguy

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    As a math teacher I hate to show movies (I feel in a math class there is little educational value from a movie).

    However, saying that with Minnesota standardized tests coming up we have testing half the day, and classes the rest of the half. The second half of the day I would like to show my classes a movie. Any suggestions for an 8th grade math class?

    I was thinking Stand and Deliver.....
     
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    Don't ask me where I pulled this one from, but how about Donald Duck in Mathemagic Land?
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052751/

    I have no idea whether you can get it, but I vaguely remember it from somewhere.
     
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    I've showed that to classes in previous years. I personally think it's somewhat outdated and elementary for 8th grade....but I'll keep it in mind
     
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    Sorry about that...I probably remembered seeing it when I was a kid, and we all know how long ago THAT was :)
     
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    haha was it it THAT long ago :)
     
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    Well, let's just say that Walt Disney was still alive. In fact, he was still somewhat spry!
     
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    Stand and Deliver I remember watching when I was in school
     
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    How about A Beautiful Mind?
     
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    What is the title of that modern Albert Einstein movie with Meg Ryan??

    Have you thought about showing an episode of Numbers? There is curriculum that goes along with it - but may be more for older students.
     
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    Also, I will try and find out the title of the program, but I remember watching a program that involved a man and a woman who both wore blue blazers that solved crimes using math ...
     
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    That would be "MathNet" ("The story you are about to see is a fib, but it's short..."), and that was a segment of the math program Square One on PBS. It was on the air - let me see: fifteen years ago? I don't know whether Square One is still airing, but it might be worth checking the PBS Web site (http://www.pbs.org).
     
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    I.Q.

    It's called I.Q.
    :)
     
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    Sorry, was unclear: I was responding to Mr. Windchill, not lisap.
     

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