Yep! That job requires math!
Tony DeRose is a 3D animator at Pixar and in his TED-Ed video, he talks about how math plays an important role in his job. Nafees Bin Zafar is also in the movie making business. He is a visual effect expert who has helped create some of the most memorable smashes, crashes, and dashes on the movie screen.
How can you spend your Math Minutes this week?
- Read Cool Jobs: Math as entertainment from Science News for Students. You can also download a .pdf version of the article by clicking here. Pick out one of the jobs mentioned in the article and leave a comment about how math is used in their job. When posting a comment, use your first name, grade, and school (i.e. Tyler, 5, Sunset). Do not publish your email.
- Magician Arthur Benjamin mentions that his favorite number is 2,520 because it is the smallest, yes I said smallest, number divisible by all the numbers 1 through 10. Prove this on a piece of paper by doing all the division problems and then take a picture of it. Send the picture to the EY coordinator at your building or send it to your teacher and have him/her forward it to the EY coordinator. BTW…Arthur Benjamin has a super cool TED Talk. Watch it if you have time!
- Describe the difference between a 2-D and 3-D printer. What are some advantages of 3-D printing? If you had your own 3-D printer, what are some things you would like to make? If you’re really interested in 3D printing, here’s a link to another Science News for Students article on that topic. Feel free to leave a comment about something new and interesting you learned!