Get the Math combines video and web interactivity to help middle and high school students develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real-world problems. Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, video segments begin with profiles of young professionals, who then pose challenges connected to their jobs to two teams of teens. Viewers are encouraged to try the challenges themselves using interactive tools provided on the Get the Math website before returning to the video to see the teams’ solutions. Students can further explore the same, as well as extended, algebraic concepts through additional interactive challenges on the website.
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In August 2012, MediaKidz Research & Consulting conducted an independent study to assess the effectiveness of Get the Math. Results showed that the program succeeded in prompting more sophisticated algebraic reasoning performance than the students had shown previously. Also, the majority of students asserted they could now name ways that algebra was beneficial in the “real world.” Most teachers rated Get the Math positively in terms of its educational value, appeal/engagement for students, and value/usefulness for teachers. The executive summary of the study is available here.
Awards and honors for Get the Math:
- 2014 Parents Choice Award (Gold)
- 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominee – Outstanding New Approaches
- 2012 New York Emmy Award – Outstanding Informational/Educational Program
- 2012 NETA Award for Instructional Media
- 2012 Webby Awards – Honoree (Education)
- 2012 Japan Prize International Contest for Educational Media – Finalist (Youth)
- 2011 Gold Parents’ Choice Award (TV Programs – Children)
- 2011 CINE Golden Eagle Award
- 2011 Silver HUGO – Chicago International Film and Video Festival
- 2011 US International Film and Video Festival Certificate for Creative Excellence
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