In this sketch comedy series for preteens, principles of mathematics are presented through parody and music videos. Also featured is a mock video game called "Mathman," the bumbling cartoon detective Dirk Niblick, and a farcical serial called "Mathnet." In "Mathnet" (a parody of "Dragnet") Los Angeles detectives George Frankly and Kate Monday (and later Pat Tuesday) solve various capers with the help of mathematics.Written by
Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>
I love that show! They should never have cancelled it.
A teriffic show that makes mathematics fun, SQUARE ONE TELEVISION features sketch comedy, spoofs of TV shows and movies, game shows (with actual preteen contestants), music videos (some by your favorite recording artists), and much more. Plus, every day featured the detective series "Mathnet," where episodes that involved using math to catch criminals were made in five parts each and expanded over 5 episodes-a week's worth of episodes. It was a truly amazing show. Cancelling it was not the thing to do. At least you can see reruns on the Noggin network, if you are lucky to
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