ERIC Number: ED360187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Square One TV Content Analysis: Final Report (Including Season Five Show Rundowns).
Schneider, Joel; And Others
This report summarizes the mathematical and pedagogical content of the 230 programs in the SQUARE ONE TV library after five seasons of production, relating that content to the three goals of the series: (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. The report describes the mathematical content covered in the shows and an analysis of the 76 segments added during the fifth season. Results of the content analysis indicate that for the entire collection of segments 81% satisfy one or more of the criteria for Goal 1, 58% exhibit at least one of the three stages of problem solving of Goal 2, and 90% of the segments address Goal 3 by incorporating one or more of the series' seven mathematical areas: numbers and counting; arithmetic or rational numbers; measurement; numerical functions and relations; combinatorics; statistics and probability; and geometry. Five appendices, making up the remainder and majority of the report, contain a description of the coding of segments, complete statements of the program's goals, a list of the 230 shows, further details of segment analyses related to Goals 2 and 3, and rundowns of the fifth season's shows. (MDH)
Descriptors: Animation, Content Analysis, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Educational Television, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Programing (Broadcast), Secondary School Mathematics, Student Attitudes, Television Viewing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.