A NEW EDUCATIONAL VIDEO SERIES HELPS CHILDREN ENJOY LEARNING MATH
MATH PARK is geared for students ranging from grades 2-4 and is designed to support national math learning standards formulated by the National Council for the Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Amusing characters such as Park Ranger A. Rith Metic, Marshall Math Dillon, the Math Salsa Dancers, the Numerator, the Denominator and the Math Protesters use comedy to engage youngsters as they learn the core math curriculum. A major factor in the success of MATH PARK is that each video is interactive; kids are constantly encouraged to answer aloud to the characters. In addition to teaching mathematical concepts and skills, MATH PARK models the proper way to pronounce mathematical terminology, which has been very helpful with English language learners.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles has once again awarded Math Park producers Robert Sharp and Roberto De Palma with an Emmy Award in the category of Best Instructional Programming. This marks the second year in a row that Math Park has received an Emmy in this category.
Winner of a 2011 Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products.
On August 22, 2011, "Math Park" has been honored with this award.
Visit the winners for 2011 at Dr.Toy's Best 100 Childrens Products for 2011
See Math Park at the Dr Toy's site http://www.drtoy.com/product-view/?productid=159
CREATED BY PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS, FOLLOWING TODAY'S SCHOOL STANDARDS
Teachers, administrators, actors, and artists converged with the goal of producing math video content that would clarify challenging math concepts and skills. Educators examined standardized test data to determine areas of the mathematics curriculum in which students were in need of improved instruction. Next, the creativity began as our artists developed an enticing video product that has been tested in classrooms for effectiveness. At this time, the major curricular areas of mathematics addressed in the MATH PARK series are numeration, fractions & decimals and multiplication strategies.
To learn more about these exciting new videos and printable companion materials, click on the videos tab to see
previews of each of the series. To download the Teacher's Guides go to the Printables Tab.
Educator and Emmy Award-winning producer,Robert Sharp, is the founder of Lucky Cat Productions. Robert has two professional passions: teaching and educational technology. Early on, he was inspired by The Children’s Television Workshop, creators of the iconic educational programs "Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company".Both of these programs succeeded in using television in an entertaining manner to teach important skills.
For years he has taught school in several Los Angeles inner city schools while producing documentaries. In 2001 he was
the recipient of a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award® as producer of a technology-themed professional development program for teachers titled, "Hollywood Homeroom: Producing Classroom Videos with Hollywood Magic".The series was presented by KLCS-TV/DT, a public television station owned and operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
After working five years as a mathematics instructional coach, Robert wanted to produce an instructional video series to help elementary students comprehend and even enjoy learning math concepts.
He gathered together a team of teachers,administrators, actors, parents and art director Roberto DePalma, whose professional experience in creating computer graphics for movies and multimedia, is the driving force behind the project’s stimulating visual impact. The result: a labor of love for all children called "Math Park"
If you want to see samples of the videos, check their pages "Numeration", "Multiplication" and "Fractions and Decimals".
If you want to buy any of the series, go to the "store" page (you can pay with "Paypal").
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