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September 3, 2015

Pixar teaches kids the math behind the movies through online course

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By Jonathan Bloom, KGO

Pixar created films like “Toy Story” and “Monsters Inc.” but the latest production from the Emeryville-based animation studios stars a different cast of characters, ones like algebra and trigonometry. It’s the first chapter in a new effort to get kids, who are excited about Pixar’s movies, to be enthusiastic about learning. Working with the online educators at Khan Academy, they built a free online course that’s truly interactive. “They’re simplified versions of tools that artists use here at Pixar,” Derose said. The lectures are given by Pixar animators. They start with the basics and get into the nitty-gritty.

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