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Friday, April 15, 2011

Flatland: The Movie - the power of storytelling in math (especially geometry)

Flatland, a classic novel from 1884, is a story about A. Square, an inhabitant of a two-dimensional world who visits other dimensions. On Wednesday, April 13, Jeffrey Travis, director of the IMAX 3-D movie Flatland: The Movie kicked off the 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual meeting by showing clips from the movie and discussing the power of storytelling in mathematics and in geometry in particular.
You won't be equipped with the 3D glasses that conference attendees wore during the presentation, but you can still watch and enjoy the mathematical connections that Jeffrey Travis makes within the world of Flatland.

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