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Who Says Math Is Boring? Pixar Studios disproves that!!

Aug 31, 2015

If your child questions you why they would ever need "useless" math classes such as geometry, you now have a perfect comeback for them.  There are real life application to many of the "simple" math concepts that your child can definitely appreciate.  Follow this link to this Khan Academy/Pixar Studios' absolute gem on the explanation of using math (specifically parabolas in geometry) to create something as simple as a blade of grass.

In this video, Khan Academy and Pixar Studios' staff will use the concept of parabolas, and midpoint formula (typical geometry, algebra 2 material) to explain how it helps them to animate something as trivial as a blade of grass.  In this video, they will apply this example to the animated film Brave and the most recent movie blockbuster of Inside Out

If you are looking for ways to help your child with his/her math skills, call/text us (201-444-8020) or email us now.  Our motto is "we make math make sense", and that applies to any student whether he/she is trying to catch up, keep up or stay ahead in the math class.