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MathNet

Ideal for grades 3 - 7
Duration: 40 minutes
©1991 Children’s Television Workshop
Order #502.0000

the most popular feature of Square One TV’s daily television program, is a parody of a well-known detective serial — with a twist. On MATHNET, the detectives are mathematicians who use their skills to unravel mysteries. The five-part MATHNET mysteries, produced by Children’s Television Workshop, are now available for classroom use.

The mission of Mathnet is problem solving. Mathnetters Kate Monday and George Frankly use a variety of strategies and skills as they investigate crimes. As in real life, they must discard extraneous clues, follow up on the promising ones, estimate, look for patterns, and use a wide variety of resources such as maps, compasses, rulers, computers, and data bases.

The Mathnetters’ motto is, “to cogitate and to solve.” Together they review the facts, try not to overlook the obvious, and if they're stumped, look at the problem from another angle. Sometimes they use mental arithmetic. Frequently they approximate. And occasionally, the Mathnetters will even use the calculators they carry in their holsters.

The following series from Children's Television Workshop are also available from Destination Education. br>3-2-1 Classroom Contact
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Rights granted with the purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

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The Case of the Dirty Money
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The Case of the Dirty Money
Three unlikely culprits make for a real math mystery!
The Case of the Missing Air
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The Case of the Missing Air
Robbery with a flawed alibi.
The Trial of George Frankly
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The Trial of George Frankly
George is arrested for bank robbery and Kate cracks the case.
The View from the Rear Terrace
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The View from the Rear Terrace
Kate helps George solve a “bank prank” case.
The Case of the Missing Baseball
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The Case of the Missing Baseball
The Mathnetters' search for a rare souvenir baseball becomes complicated.
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