Movie math

Mathematics in Movies features clips of mathematics in movies.

In The Full Monty, laid-off workers try to multiple 10 times 1,000 to determine whether stripping is profitable.

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Danny Kaye sings about the Pythagorean Theorem in Merry Andrew.

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  1. My high school calculus professor learned and taught us a new technique for integration by parts from a scene in Stand and Deliver.

  2. Let’s not forget Danny Kaye’s stop by an early school that emphasized drills and chants as “learning tools”.

  3. I was thought it interesting that the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz recited the Pythagorean Theorem wrong.

    Maybe that’s why I didn’t excel in math.