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Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Family | 26 June 1959 (USA)
Donald's goes on an adventure in which it is explained how mathematics can be useful in real life. Through this journey it is shown how numbers are more than graphs and charts, they are geometry, music and magical living things.

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Paul Frees ...
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Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Donald's goes on an adventure in which it is explained how mathematics can be useful in real life. Through this journey it is shown how numbers are more than graphs and charts, they are geometry, music and magical living things.

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Donald the adventurer discovers mirth in math!


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Also Known As:

Aku Ankka matematiikan valtakunnassa  »

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Originally released on a bill with Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959). See more »

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During the "billiards" segment, when Donald makes his first successful shot, the shadow of the actual billiards player who made the shot can clearly be seen on the table behind Donald. See more »

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[first lines]
Donald Duck: [entering Mathemagic Land] Mighty strange.
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Referenced in Creation Science 201: Class 6 (2005) See more »

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Fantastic, and teaches kids to play pool!
6 July 2000 | by (Infinite Plain, NJ) – See all my reviews

In Grade 11 Trig class, we made our teacher rent this as a going away present for the Seniors who were graduating early. This is a great example of the teaching power of film. In straightforward fashion, Donald overcomes his fear of numbers through illustrative examples. Plus, it teaches kids to play pool! Learn to use the diamonds on the table, and you too can improve your game with geometry and simple arithmetic. Recommended!


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