Terrible math lessons Hollywood is teaching our kids

The two videos below take a look at the gross mathematical errors that are found in some of our biggest Hollywood Blockbusters. 

They might prove as a great starting point to a lesson by watching some of the sequences and then working through them as a class just to highlight how inaccurate some of these are.

If you know of any other great movies please let us know.

 

Digital Literacy lesson - Create your own movie Trailers

This lesson examines how Hollywood film studios use a range of persuasive strategies when creating a movie trailer to try and entice the audience to cinemas to see their latest blockbuster or in some cases raspberry.  Students will explore these elements in detail and then create a film trailer of their own that includes them.  You can either download the lesson as a PowerPoint here or simply use the slideshare below.  Enjoy.