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Math Monsters

Math Monsters™ is a, beautifully animated public television series designed to help students, grades K through 2nd, learn mathematics at home and in the classroom. The series was produced in cooperation with The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics to meet and support national standards for K-2 math instruction. It is comprised of fifteen 15-minute episodes and accompanied by a parent/teacher's guide.

While individual programs focus on “A Big Idea”, i.e. Data Collection, Patterns, Measurement, etc., at least four of these standards will be interwoven in every program. These include:
· Problem solving
· Mathematical connections
· Mathematical communication
· Reasoning

"I would recommend the Math Monsters program for any educator working with grades PreK-2 who felt that their students needed more practice with number sense, thinking about mathematical concepts, and reasoning. The program provides concrete examples of mathematical thinking in a real-world setting while demonstrating the application at a level that the children can understand." —Nicole Nastali, Maplebrook Elementary School, Naperville, IL

The Math Monsters series can also be used as “stand alone” programs. They are designed to be used as support material for the classroom teacher and come with a Teacher’s Guide including pre and post viewing activities. There are “pause points” in each program where teachers may stop the program and involve students in discussions about problem solving strategies.

Rights granted include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, and c) campus or building closed circuit.

Click on the individual episode details below to learn more and view the Teachers' Guide!

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Data Collection
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Data Collection
The Monsters collect data about pancakes!
Standard and Non-Standard Measurement
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Standard and Non-Standard Measurement
Building a room is harder than it looks!
Number Conservation, Transformation and Equivalency
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Number Conservation, Transformation and Equivalency
Just because something looks different doesn’t mean it is.
The Making of Tens
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The Making of Tens
There are lots of ways to make combinations of tens.
Geometry
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Geometry
Buildings can be any size and shape imaginable!
Mental Math: Doubles And Their Neighbors
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Mental Math: Doubles And Their Neighbors
The Monsters perform in the circus!
Mapping
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Mapping
A good map includes lots of things!
Time
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Time
Measuring time can be tricky!
Patterns
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Patterns
What exactly makes a pattern?
Counting and Symbolizing
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Counting and Symbolizing
Counting moving objects can get difficult!
Computers
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Computers
Visit a mathematician who explains how she uses computers and other tools in her work.
Estimation
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Estimation
If you can't count them all - estimate!
Landmark Numbers and Number Line
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Landmark Numbers and Number Line
To find your way, create a landmark.
Teacher Utilization
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Teacher Utilization
Guidance on how best to use the series in the classroom.
Area
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Area
How big does something need to be?
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