Producing a Documentary on Mathematics to Engage Students
From Baruch DML
Laurence Kirby, Professor of Mathematics
This session will feature and discuss the creation of “Plimpton 322: The Ancient Roots of Modern Mathematics"", a short documentary film produced by Baruch Media Services, with the aim of inspiring students to pursue mathematics. Set in New York City, this film demonstrates how fundamental aspects of the modern world are driven by mathematics with ancient Middle Eastern, Asian and African origins: timekeeping, compound interest, accounting, spreadsheets, positional notation, algebra, and algorithms."