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>
[opening her window]
Yo? Yes, yo?
What has three feet but cannot walk?
A yard! Get it, yard? He he, guess I mowed you down, huh? Mowed!
Oh, Larry, you are such a cut-up.
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The Mathnet segment has apparently been syndicated or released to video separately. PBS has broadcast at least one Mathnet movie compiled from Square One segments. See more »
This was such a great show. I don't know a single mathamagician or engineer that didn't watch this show growing up. Along with 3-2-1 Contact! this show was the epoch of PBS educational programming.
True it would be too hooky and not enough special effect and too much intelligence to make it on TV now, but it was soo good.
I still can hear the theme song playing in my head when ever I do math. Which is a bit to often sometimes.
Please who ever made the show put out a box-set. If not for todays kids who need something more then 5 second sound bytes of learning, but for those of us who grew up watching this spectacular show. Then again if I saw it for the first time now I would probably think it sucks.....
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