Math in the Movies

 Every film Pixar has produced has landed in the top fifty highest-grossing animated films of all time.  What's the secret behind this studio's enormous success?  

The answer--delivered to a packed college theater by Tony DeRose, a Pixar senior scientist--is math.  Turns out there are formulas behind every step of Pixar's creative process, from modeling to shading to lighting.  Read more about the math behind family favorites such as Toy Story, The Incredibles, and Up.

 

The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.


 

Attorney
$187,199/yr
Physician
$187,199/yr
Actuary
$160,000/yr
Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
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Geographer
$102,440/yr
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Figures represent salary potential.

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Dr. Cary Oberije, a postdoctoral researcher in The Netherlands, has found that mathematical models can be used to accurately predict patients' responses to treatment. Prediction models were used to analyze lung cancer patients' likelihood of survival and...

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