Pixar partners with Khan Academy to show the science and math behind their films

Pixar has teamed up with Khan Academy to create Pixar in a Box, a series of interactive online lessons, each of which demonstrates how a concept taught in school is used for creative benefit at Pixar. It helps give students a better look inside the successful film studio, and better understand the science and math behind Pixar’s successful films.

Lessons include topics such as environmental modeling using parabolas, mathematics of animation curves, counting crowds with binomial coefficients, and the mathematics of animation rendering.

Each lesson takes about an hour to complete and includes hands-on activities, like creating hand-drawn animations and string art.

Related link: KQED News: Pixar in a Box Teaches Math Through Real Animation Challenges

  Overview of Pixar in a Box

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