Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land is a great video that helps students understand the importance of mathematics. Essentially, the video explains to students how mathematics can be helpful in real life and the video gives students examples on how math can be seen in nature and in everyday objects!
I used to be a substitute teacher for many years, and this was one of the lessons that I always carried with me while substituting 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade (just in case I needed to fill in time). This will be a great lesson for your regular classroom instruction or as an emergency lesson plan.
These 16 teacher-generated questions will keep your student's attention during this informative video. After words, have the students complete a word search on key vocabulary from the video (I have included easy, medium, and difficult word searches for you to choose from). Answer keys included for both the videos and word searches! Ready print and easy to use!
You can find the video here: Donald in Mathmagic Land
For older students you might be interested in this:
NOVA: The Great Math Mystery - Video Guide