ERIC Number: ED348217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
SQUARE ONE TV Content Analysis and Show Rundowns through Season Four.
Schneider, Joel; And Others
This report summarizes the mathematical and pedagogical content of the SQUARE ONE TV library after four seasons of production, relating that content to the series' three goals: (1) to promote positive attitudes toward, and enthusiasm for, mathematics; (2) to encourage the use and application of problem-solving processes; and (3) to present sound mathematical content in an interesting, accessible, and meaningful manner. Written as an update of the reports for Seasons I-III, the content analysis identifies the number and format of program segments appearing over the four seasons. The 195 programs of the library comprise 1,167 segments (counting repeated segments), that comprise the given percentages in the following format categories: Studio Sketch (30%); Animation (23%); "Mathnet" Episode (17%); Song (12%); Game show (10%); and Live Action Film (8%). Continued analysis indicates the percentage of segments that satisfy the expressed goals of the program. Appendix A provides a complete statement of the program's goals. Appendix B lists the 195 shows and indicates major and minor emphases for each program. Appendix C describes further details of analysis of segments involving goals 2 and 3. Appendix D provides a list of the Season IV programs that includes program title, format, running time, content, and goal classification. (MDH)
Descriptors: Animation, Content Analysis, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Programing (Broadcast), Student Attitudes, Television Viewing
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.