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Futures

Math, Who Needs It?
TV Episode | 60 min

A one-hour entertaining and inspiring TV special starring Jaime Escalante, the renowned math teacher who inspired the Academy Award nominated movie "Stand and Deliver," and his students, with guest appearances by Bill Cosby, Dizzy ...See moreA one-hour entertaining and inspiring TV special starring Jaime Escalante, the renowned math teacher who inspired the Academy Award nominated movie "Stand and Deliver," and his students, with guest appearances by Bill Cosby, Dizzy Gillespie, Teri Garr, Joe Piscopo, Marla Gibbs, Paul Rodriguez, Jeff Altman, Rosanna DeSoto, Paula Poundstone, Charles Fleischer, DL Hughley and world class professionals, engineers and designers at their workplaces from the FUTURES series. Starting in Jaime Escalante's East Los Angeles classroom, "Math...Who Needs It?!" is a fun and exciting adventure giving viewers a new perspective on how math is used in real life. From applications in skateboard design and today's high-tech roller-coasters to fashion (Macy's), sports (NIKE, Bell Helmets, GIRO) and music (Billy Joel, Amar Bose), you've never experienced math like this before! Written by Carl Smith & Kathie Heard See less
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Updated Sep 4, 1991

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Sep 4, 1991 (United States)
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