GET THE MATH is a convergent media project designed to help middle and high school students develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real world problems. Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, video segments begin with profiles of young professionals, who then pose challenges connected to their jobs to two teams of teens. At that point viewers are encouraged to try the challenges themselves using interactive tools provided on the GET THE MATH website, before returning to the video to see the teams’ solutions. Students can further explore the same algebra concepts through additional interactive challenges on the website.
“[Get the Math] is definitely where education is going- We are in a multi-technological era and we must meet our students where they are.”
“I think [Get the Math] is a great experience for my students to participate in real life challenges so they can see what they [need] for the future and why math is important. I have a…student who wants to be a videogame developer, but doesn’t pay attention in math. I’ve [been] telling him why it is vital for him to learn math. Now I can show him!”
Get the Math: An Intro
This six-minute video provides an introduction to GET THE MATH.
Watch this 25-minute video to see GET THE MATH in action in the classroom.
Click here to download an FAQ sheet for GET THE MATH.
Click here to download a background information sheet for GET THE MATH.