Donald Duck and Math Magic Land

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I really enjoyed watching “Donald Duck in Math Magic Land”. The movie was similar to other Disney movies and shows because you learned from it. As I have stated several times before, I STRONGLY DISLIKE MATH. However, I really liked the fact that I could watch the movie and understand everything that was being explained. Unfortunately, the actor who did the voice-over for Donald Duck in 1952 was not that great. I could hardly understand what he was saying. What I learned about mathematics was that everything uses math. Many teenagers often say, “I don’t understand why we have to learn math, we’re not going to need it.” But in all actuality math is very important to our everyday life. Math measures, counts, sorts, etc. What would the world be like if we didn’t have math? Would we even know how old we are? Many of the sports that we play involve math. Before watching this movie, I never knew that playing pool involved math. And by inductive reasoning, I would assume that professional pool players were good at mental math. My favorite part of the movie was when the narrator explained the shapes and the how different objects in our life were created based off of symmetry and geometry. I liked how he explained that simple shapes such as squares, stars, circles, and triangles were the basis of many of the things we see every day such as flowers. My least favorite part of the movie was hearing Donald Duck talk, just for the simple fact that I couldn’t understand him. This movie did give me a new appreciation for math. Because of this movie, I now know that we do need math for everyday life other than just counting money or doing our taxes. Unfortunately, I will never fully understand why we need Pre-Calculus or
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