Maths in the Movies: The Martian
Maths in the Movies: The Martian

Maths in the Movies: The Martian

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The fantastic “The Martian” film came out in 2015 and itself was based on the equally good book by Andy Weir published in 2011. Matt Damon plays an astronaut who is presumed dead in an accident and left behind on Mars. He has to use a lot of science and maths to make it through a range of hairy survival situations.

Format: 12 page downloadable .PDF file (check out the image for an overview of the pages).

Contents: Tutorial, worksheet and worked solution.

Topics covered:

Survival Problem 1: Food
Survival Problem 2: Disaster Strikes
Survival Problem 3: Farming On Mars
Survival Problem 4: Water Creation
Survival Problem 5: Rover Journey To Schiaparelli Crater
Survival Problem 6: Solar Power For The Rover
Real Life Example – Survivalists

Curriculum Codes: ACMMG199 | ACMNA127 | ACMMG197 | ACMNA173 | ACMEM031 | ACMEM032