Wednesday, January 19, 2011

We're One Step Closer to a Game-Changing Math TV Show

EdWeek reports that New York's PBS affiliate is launching a multimedia project that will use real world connections to make math more fun and accessible for young people.  The project is called Get The Math and while the website isn't clear on the issue, it does look like there will be a half-hour TV show to go along with the videos and classroom materials that educators can use.

I'm really excited about this, as it sounds like they're on the right track.  I've been calling for someone to create a TV show that would be the Mythbusters of math for years (see my 2009 post about A TV Show That Changes The Way We Think About Math), with the potential to do for math what CSI has done for forensic science (and the subject in general).

I'll be checking my inbox frequently for my invitation to participate, Channel Thirteen!