Mathnet extensively spoofs the long running radio and TV franchise "Dragnet," which provided its iconic theme music for use in this show. Some examples of parody are: the character Joe Friday is spoofed in Kate Monday and Pat Tuesday, and Chief Thad Brown is spoofed in Chief Thad Green. See more »
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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In 6th grade in 1997, on Fridays we would watch Mathnet. It was always fun but plenty educational! As a student math was always the easiest when it was made fun, and that is exactly what this movie did for us. Quite frankly, the Mathnet series actually inspired my class to do our homework, because we weren't allowed to watch it unless the whole class did their homework. It was always a treat when we got to watch these movies. There aren't many good math movies (as I know now because I am studying mathematics)so it is amazing that Mathnet is so interesting. When the teacher who used them retired, he took the tapes with him and now Indiana is Mathnetless which it a pity!
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