Movies and Books That show How Cool Math Is

Oct 4, 2018 | Belden Village

Between the rain and snow in Ohio, there is always time for an excellent movie for you and your family to enjoy. If you are going to watch a movie, why not let it inspire the knowledge of math while you watch? We would like to recommend a few movies that have this quality. Here is a list of some of our favorite math movies with their release years and ratings. 

- Hidden Figures (2016) [PG]

- Stand and Deliver (1988) [PG]

- October Sky (1999) [PG]

- Moneyball (2011) [PG-13]

- The Theory of Everything (2014) [PG-13]

- Gifted (2017) [PG-13]

- A Beautiful Mind (2001) [PG-13]

- The Imitation Game (2014) [PG-13]


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Gifted is a 2017 film about an intellectually gifted young girl living with her uncle. While her uncle wants her to live a normal life her grandmother has other plans. The rest of the film follows this complex family situation surrounding the talented young girl. We recommend this for a family movie night with your middle school and high school-aged students.  Gifted Trailer

 A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 biographical drama film about the life of John Nash and American Mathematician who made great contributions to game theory, decision making inside complex systems, and many other topics. We recommend this for middle school and high school students interested in or curious about math.  A Beautiful Mind Trailer

The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical drama about the work mathematicians did during World War II to decode the famous Enigma code. The movie specifically follows the mathematician, Alan Turing and his significant contributions to ending the War. We recommend this for students who enjoy history, math, or World War II movies. Imitation Game Trailer

We hope you get the chance to watch some of these movies. If your student wants to learn more about math or is behind and wants to catch up we would love to see you at our center! We work with all kinds of students in Stark County and the surrounding areas to help them Make Math Make Sense. Call us now to set up your free trial session and consultation! 330-492-6284 (MATH)






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