Donald In Mathmagic Land - Classroom Edition

Donald In Mathmagic Land - Classroom Edition

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Director: Hamilton Luske

Cast: Hamilton Luske, Clarence Nash

     
 

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With Disney's trademark blend of music and animation, Donald in Mathmagic Land travels across the curriculum and right into the real world. Students can actually see math's connections to art, architecture, plants, sports, and games. Animated. This Oscar-nominated featurette is a typically felicitous Disney combination of music and live action. In search of big game,… See more details below

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With Disney's trademark blend of music and animation, Donald in Mathmagic Land travels across the curriculum and right into the real world. Students can actually see math's connections to art, architecture, plants, sports, and games. Animated. This Oscar-nominated featurette is a typically felicitous Disney combination of music and live action. In search of big game, hunter Donald Duck stumbles into a strange and wonderous land dominated by numbers: numbers on the ground, numbers in the trees, numbers in the river, even numbered footprints left behind by a walking pencil. The offscreen voice of The Spirit of Adventure informs Donald that he is in Mathmagic Land, immediately dispelling the duck's dismissive attitude that mathematics is "egghead stuff" by immediately highlighting the correlation between math and music. We then travel back in time to Pythagoras, who uses mathematical equations to produce the most beautiful of music. He also disovers the "mathmagic" in the pentagram and the golden rectangle, which can mathematically reproduce itself indefinitely, and is also the foundation of all architecture and scupture. Much to Donald's fascination, he learns that mathematics can even apply to the shapes of nature, from a starfish to a tree, and to such common everyday game as chess, baseball, football, basketball and billiards. Finally, there's the most exciting "game" of all: the shape of things that are discovered and formulated in the human mind.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/2009
UPC:
0786936788617
Original Release:
1959
Rating:
NR
Source:
Disney Educational
Sales rank:
49,350

Special Features

Public Performance Rights, Educator's Guide, Printable Graphic Novel, Assessment Tools to reinforce key lessons, Correlated to National Curriculum Standards, Spanish Language Track.

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