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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Flatland: The Movie

Here's an inspired project that helps kids think about geometry, while being thoroughly entertained. Flatland: The Movie is an animated film based on Edwin A. Abbott's classic novel, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. One of the main characters is a charming little hexagon called Hex, so the movie is likely to engage the SciGirl in your life!

Set in a world of only two dimensions inhabited by sentient geometrical shapes, the story follows Arthur Square (Martin Sheen) and his ever-curious granddaughter Hex (Kristen Bell). When a mysterious visitor arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex must come to terms with the truth of the third dimension, risking dire consequences from the evil Circles that have ruled Flatland for a thousand years.

Check out the trailer:

Want to see more? The producers sell DVDs for home viewing and for use in educational settings on their website Flatland: The Movie.

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