A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.
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Series cast summary:
...  Officer George Frankly 30 episodes, 1987-1992
...  Sgt. Kate Monday / ... 19 episodes, 1987-1990
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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Officers Sam and Steve are played by real-life LAPD officers Sam Salazar and Steve Fellman. See more »

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Narrator: [closing line of Morris Norris's mugshot sequence] He spent the next 20 years in rock 'n roll... he piles rocks and he eats rolls.
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Spun-off from Square One Television (1987) 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 See 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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