Woohoo! One of the best actors in the world playing one of the best mathematicians in history. This one’ll be good. What do you think?

BADGING: GET PERMISSION FROM YOUR PARENTS TO WATCH THE IMITATION GAME (PG-13). If they decline, there are plenty of other opportunities for you to get badges on this blog. If they agree, watch the movie with them and write at least two paragraphs explaining what Alan Turing did during WW2 that affected the future of mathematics and calculations. (NOTE: If you’ve already watched the movie for fun, this assignment has the expectation you will re-watch it so you can focus on the questions being asked in this assignment).

jbezairePost authorAlso, if you’re interested in historical accuracy: Look here for a rundown of an expert on Alan Turing watching the trailer and responding: http://aperiodical.com/2014/07/an-alan-turing-expert-watches-the-the-imitation-game-trailer/

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