As a member of a Pixar-crazed family, it is very interesting that Pixar Animation Studios has teamed up with Khan Academy to release Pixar in A Box, a new free online resource, where through a series of great video lessons, interactive exercises and hands-on activities, students discover how the math concepts they learn in school enable Pixar filmmakers to work on things like Environmental Modeling, Character Modeling, Animation, Crowds, Sets and Staging, and Rendering. The program is designed for kids in sixth grade and up, but is available and accessible to all ages. Each part has a series of short videos explaining the practical use of math using an example from a Pixar movie, then the user can play around with an app online.
Great for kids to see the connection between the math they learn at school and their application in the cool world of Pixar.
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