I find Cross-Curricular Teaching very essential. In my opinion, it provokes and creates deep learning and engages the whole student –his heart, mind, body, and soul. This website takes you to “Cross-Curicular Math” resources created for you to explore how Math can be connected with other subjects and how it is needed in a real life.
This web site, I would like to share with you, will take you into some deeper cross-curricular ideas, such as Exploring how Math is used in helping to restore medieval frescoes; How can Math help us understand musical pitch and rhythm; or How mathematicians and scientists use experiments to model what happens in avalanches by using collecting data and displaying their findings with graphs. Just watching this I am ready to teach with more of Cross-Curricular Maths Resources shared on MOTIVATE:
How about using Math when creating a movie with students.
How do they create those incredibly life-like computer generated images in the movies?
They say, that one of the basic movements an object can perform is a rotation around a given axis and through a given angle.
Co-ordinate geometry gives us the tools to calculate the position of each point on the object after it has been rotated. They definitely use and need Math for that.
See for yourself an article created by Joan Lasenby: http://plus.maths.org/content/maths-goes-movies
We can start with motivating your students just by watching this creative team working behind the scene in Pixar Studios: