Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Decimal Fractions (1948): "Eat Your Math!"
This hard-to-find print from Jason Hunt Productions explains the “what” and the “how” of fractions converted to decimals; though, as was typical with math education for the better part of the last century, neglects to explain the “why.”
Here, we have an epitomical representation of the “math vs. food” film phenomenon. See previous blog posting, “Math for Dessert” for a thorough examination of the subject.
So – go ahead, boys and girls: Eat your Math!
Note: The following clip was taken directly from the original 16mm print and has been edited to a mere fraction of the film's original length.