All subjects, including math, are important for students to understand. Many movies highlight the use of math in practical situations, showing students that their studies are not in vain. If you’re in the market for a math tutor – say in geometry or algebra – HeyKiki has got you covered.
The following list of feature films follow the role of scientists and mathematicians.
a. Antonia’s Line (1995) – catalogues five generations of women, including a child genius who grows up to be a mathematician
b. A Beautiful Mind (2001) – narrates a mathematician’s life; John Nash (Russell Crowe) succeeds in winning the Nobel Prize in Economics
c. A Hill on the Dark Side of the Moon (1983) – the story of a mathematics professor, Sonya Kovalevskaya
d. An Invisible Sign (2011) – highlights Mona Gray (Jessica Alba), who dislikes math but ironically ends up becoming a math teacher
e. The Bank (2001) – a mathematician invents a formula for predicting the ups and downs of the stock market
f. Fermat’s Room (2007) – the story of three mathematicians and one inventor who are asked to solve enigmas with the help of the pseudonyms of prominent mathematicians; sitting in an isolated room, they are asked to solve puzzles
g. 21 Grams (2003) – tells of the change in the lives of many scholars, including that of a mathematics professor (Sean Penn)
h. 21 (2008) – shows the efforts of a mathematics professor and a group of MIT students to succeed at Las Vegas Strip blackjack tables by inventing a card counting strategy
Other movies relating to math include I.Q. (1994) – Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau), Infinity (1996), Jurassic Park (1993) and It’s My Turn (1980). Check out more in this list from IMDb.
Next time you watch your favorite movie, look for connections to math!
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