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  • Donald in Mathmagic Land: Pythagoras and The Pythagoreans

    history of mathematics
    The narrator explains to Donald the story of Pythagoras, who is considered by some to be the father of mathematics and music. He discusses Pythagoras' society, the Pythagoreans, and how they used mathematics to create music.

  • Lincoln: Euclid

    transitive property of equality
    Abraham Lincoln makes reference to Greek mathematician Euclid, who states that things which are equal to the same thing are equal to each other.

  • A Beautiful Mind: Welcome to Princeton

    real world application
    impact of mathematicians
    In this intro scene to A Beautiful Mind, a professor gives a speech explaining how mathematics contributed to the Cold War and the national security of the United States.

  • The Abbott and Costello Show: Seven into Twenty-Eight

    proof of concept
    mathematical logic
    Bud Abbott, the landlord, collects thirteen week's worth of rent at $7 a week from his tenant, Lou Costello. Lou argues that he only owes $28. Perplexed by what Lou is saying, Bud offers to give Lou the room for free if he can prove to him why the answer is $28.

  • Shrek the Third: Where Is Shrek?

    mathematical logic
    Pinocchio uses confusing logic to avoid lying and revealing Shrek's location to Prince Charming.