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Donald in Mathmagic Land

Author: Milt BantaBill BergHeinz HaberHamilton S LuskeBuddy BakerAll authors
Publisher: Elk Grove Village, Ill. : Disney Educational Productions : Distributed by Buena Vista, 2008, ©1959.
Series: Disney DVD.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Animation : Primary school : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Enhanced classroom ed. DVDView all editions and formats
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Donald Duck gets a lesson in math appreciation when he is shown the relevance of math in everyday life. Donald wanders into a mysterious land filled with numbers, shapes, and peculiar symbols. "The Spirit of Adventure" (narrator) informs the skeptical duck that he is about to embark on a journey through the wonderland of mathematics. Donald is whisked back to ancient Greece to meet Pythagoras, the father of math and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Juvenile works
Motion pictures
Juvenile films
Material Type: Animation, Primary school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Milt Banta; Bill Berg; Heinz Haber; Hamilton S Luske; Buddy Baker; Edward Colman; Stan Jolley; Lloyd Richardson; Jerry Hathcock; Paul Frees; Clarence Nash; Disney Educational Productions.; Walt Disney Company.
ISBN: 1932644598 : 9781932644593
Language Note: English and bilingual Spanish modes; closed-captioned.
OCLC Number: 57542023
Notes: Enhanced DVD version of a motion picture originally released in 1959 by Walt Disney Company.
Additional publication date on disc: 2004.
Enhanced classroom edition DVD features include: scene selection and clips correlated for three grade bands (3-5, 6-8 and 9-12); printable graphic novel (comic book); interactive glossary and quiz; on-disk educator's guide; web link to additional internet resources.
Bonus material: Math timeline; Glossary; Credits; Educator's guide & web link; What's new on DVD.
Credits: Music, Buddy Baker ; director of photography, Edward Colman ; art director, Stan Jolley ; film editor, Lloyd L. Richardson ; animation, Jerry Hathcock ... [et al.].
Performer(s): Voices: [Paul Frees, Clarence Nash].
Target Audience: Grade level: 4-12.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 26 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC region 1.
Contents: Very strange --
The Time of Pythagoras --
The Golden rectangle --
Mathematical forms in nature --
Mathematics in games --
Mathematical thinking.
Series Title: Disney DVD.
Other Titles: Donald in Math Magic Land
Responsibility: Walt Disney presents ; story, Milt Banta, Bill Berg, Heinz Haber ; supervising director, Hamilton S. Luske ; a Walt Disney production.

Abstract:

Donald Duck gets a lesson in math appreciation when he is shown the relevance of math in everyday life. Donald wanders into a mysterious land filled with numbers, shapes, and peculiar symbols. "The Spirit of Adventure" (narrator) informs the skeptical duck that he is about to embark on a journey through the wonderland of mathematics. Donald is whisked back to ancient Greece to meet Pythagoras, the father of math and music. After eavesdropping on a secret meeting of Pythagoreans and turning their serene musical trio into a riotous quartet, Donald continues on his journey. He takes on numerous roles, including art critic, nature observer, billiards player, baseball player, and even Lewis Carroll's Alice. Through his adventures in Mathmagic Land, Donald comes to appreciate how measurements, calculations, shapes, and ratios contribute to music, architecture and art, nature, games, and inventions of all kinds, as well as the role of math in the future.
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