At the wonderful National Cinema Museum, Turin – holiday time this week!

Thinking about Maths in the movies led me to this great collection of **movie clips featuring Mathematics from Harvard University**.

We must of course include Abbot & Costello showing that 7×13=28!

**Mathbits.com **includes a section on using **movie clips in the mathematics classroom**. The site suggests several possible movie clips to use and has accompanying worksheets. The Abbott & Costello clip mentioned above is included, the **MathsBits worksheet is here**.

I loved **Donald in Mathmagic Land** as a child.

For a series of excellent articles see **Plus Magazine’s Mathematics in Films**.

For a very comprehensive database of mathematics mentioned anywhere is a movie try **MMDB – The Mathematical Movie Database** from Burkard Polster and Marty Ross.

From **Numberphile, Math and Movies (Animation at Pixar)** we learn how 3D aminated characters look so smooth.

More from Pixar, see **Pixar: The math behind the movies, Tony DeRose on TEDEd**; note that this link from TEDEd provides not just the movie but a complete lesson. (See also **this article on Pixar’s research on The Verge**.)

From SchoolTube, **Math in the Movies**

If all this inspires you to think about a job in digital animation – see **Maths in motion** on the excellent **Maths Careers site**.

I really like the song ‘Math is a wonderful thing’ from School of Rock.

**Having got on to songs, here are a few favourites**.

These have gone down well with students, particularly the **Circle Song**!

The Klein Four are a bit beyond school Mathematics, you may appreciate this if you are studying for a Mathematics degree!