A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.
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Series cast summary:
Joe Howard ...  Officer George Frankly 30 episodes, 1987-1992
Beverly Leech ...  Sgt. Kate Monday / ... 19 episodes, 1987-1990
Bari K. Willerford Bari K. Willerford ...  Benny Pill 13 episodes, 1990-1992
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A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.

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To cogitate and to solve


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All episodes mention either the number 313 or 131. See more »

Quotes

[opening narration]
Narrator: The story you are about to see is a fib, but it's short. The names are made up, but the problems are real.
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Alternate Versions

Originally broadcast as segments of "Square One TV" (1987). See more »

Connections

Version of Stahlnetz (1958) See more »

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Theme From Dragnet (Danger Ahead)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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A novel way to teach math.
13 May 2004 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

'Mathnet' was a pretty good way of getting kids to think about practical applications of math. It also simplifies mathematical equations to show that math doesn't have to be so overwhelming, especially when dealing with geometry and algebra.

A parody of the detective series, 'Dragnet,' the detectives would embark on an investigation during each episode which required math to solve the crime. I remember it being pretty predictable when I got older, but then again, this was just a show for young kids, as was the rest of PBS's 'Square One'.

The show had a lot of familiar faces, both noteable celebrities as well as some of the main cast who still bounces around in minor television roles these days. One viewer had commented on the production values of the show, as it was usually shot on location and with film stock rather than videotape. PBS did pump money into this little show, and I think they came up with a good educational show.


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