Film and mathematics collided last week for our High School Juniors, who had the chance to view and discuss “The Man Who Knew Infinity” before it hits theaters on May 6.
In the film, a self-taught math genius from India forges a bond with an eccentric professor at Trinity College, fighting against prejudice and ultimately revealing his brilliance to the world.
The screening gave students the chance to see themes they’re studying in Math class come alive in a different medium. With theorems and proofs top of mind, the students enjoyed discussing how these topics were portrayed. They also had a lot to stay about the acting, subplots and other underlying themes, like cultural differentiation and Western culture.
Check out photos of their discussion above.