Who’s George Banks?

By , July 29, 2009 5:13 pm

Some of you know what I am up to this summer. Part of the fun (and difficulty) of this is finding ways of making remedial math both fun and interesting. Luckily, thanks to the wonderful technology of the world wide web, we’ve found some wonderfully cheesy videos that hearken back to the days of big hairdos and public television.

Not only that, but thanks to a Harvard Professor, there are available online dozens of actual film examples of math in the movies.

Our favorite? Steve Martin as George Banks in Father Of the Bride, who could have used a little help with the concept of “Least Common Multiple”.

In fact, we liked the scene so much, we’ve been using the character of George Banks about once per week in a word problem.


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