In the Numberphile and TED Ed videos linked below, Tony DeRose from Pixar talks about 3D animated characters and the math involved to make them look so smooth. It turns out there is a TON of math behind some of our favorite animated films, and it starts with some of the math learned in middle school!
How can you spend your Math Minutes this week?
- Watch the videos linked below and then post a comment sharing something new you learned about math and animation. When posting a comment, use your first name, grade, and school (i.e. Tyler, 5, Sunset). Do not publish your email.
- After watching the videos, click on this link and answer the questions.
- Create your own animation using an app on your iPad.
Numberphile Video: http://tinyurl.com/ndvpup7
TED Ed Video: http://tinyurl.com/onqhkxk