Khan Academy recently hooked up with Pixar Animation studies to create a new animation curriculum set. Kids can see how Disney artists use everyday math concepts they learned in school to create movies.
When interacting with the Pixar in a Box curriculum, students will discover some of the equations behind Pixar movies. They’ll learn:
- How large swarms of robots in “WALL•E” were designed using combinatorics
- How a field of grass was created in “Brave” using parabolic arcs
- How simple models are transformed into realistic characters using weighted averages
- How animators bring characters to life with the help of animation curves
- How sets are constructed using geometric transformations
- How all of Pixar’s images are painted using simultaneous equations