## Adding movies to *Explorations in Mathematics*

A new variant of the General Education course *Explorations in Mathematics* using Hollywood movies
will be introduced and tested this Fall.

The *Explorations in Mathematics* course is an effort to bring the excitement of the mathematical thinking to the
non-specialist through applications from our society, industry, business, etc. However, mathematics still appears to be
disconnected to life for those who have developed a `natural fear' or `dislike'. The introduction of movies is an educational
vehicle that attempts to make the connection between math and life more direct. It also ameliorates the fear or dislike for math
by discussing math through a popular and favorite activity in the students' lives.