The Biggest Story Problem (2012)

The Biggest Story Problem is an independent documentary film that explores a previously unexplained phenomenon: why students in the United States perform well in math in their elementary ... See full summary »
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The Biggest Story Problem is an independent documentary film that explores a previously unexplained phenomenon: why students in the United States perform well in math in their elementary years, score above average until 8th grade, and then precipitously drop to the bottom tier in the world by 10th grade. With highlights from top-scoring Finland to an exploration of the largest textbooks in the world and how they affect students in our country, this is not a story of failure, but one of hope. From the perspective of one teacher-turned-game designer, Scott Laidlaw, you will meet the teachers, students and schools on the frontlines, taking charge in changing our nation's story of math education. Written by Martha Riecks

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High-end, creative documentary!
18 August 2012 | by rcolley-453-721352See all my reviews

Wow! This is a high-end, creative documentary film! Scott and Jen -- all the best as you continue to create awareness, educate, promote change and foster community dialogue as well as entertain and inspire. I'm awestruck as I consider the journey you've been on over the past 4+ years to get to this point. I can only imagine where the next 4 years will take Imagine Education. There is such a need for this discussion (on why kids are failing math in the U.S.) to continue. But not only discussion - we need an awakening. I hope your campaign to raise money to distribute The Biggest Story Proglem to every middle school in the U.S. is successful. The movie was moving (frustrating and hopeful). Thank you for your time and your incredible personal investment.


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1 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Taos, New Mexico, USA See more »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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