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It Figures

Premier :: 1982-09-01

on PBS

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Welcome to the It Figures guide at TV Tome. Three years after ThinkAbout produced their finest hours, AIT began Phase Two of their Skills Essential to Learning Project. The earliest series to emerge from that project was It Figures. It Figures was a 28-part mathematics series for fourth graders. Each introduced real-life situations involving math concepts that can, at times, prove difficult. Often a child would get caught in the problem and not come out successfully, but experience would prove the best teacher. Capsizing the information taught in each program was a cartoon sequence by the same talents who had enlivened Eureka! These cartoons, most often, provided previews of what would follow in the live-action sequence to follow. It Figures was produced in six locations involving seven groups of children. Included were: ¢ In rural New Jersey: Houston Tally, a boy who is just starting to learn the basics ¢ Along the Chesapeake Bay: The Pirates, a fourth-gra

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Series 1 - Episode 1 - Deciding When to Use Subtraction
Aired - Air date unknown.

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It's October, Houston Tally, a boy living in a New Jersey farm town, wants a rabbit he calls ""Harvey."" To win the rabbit, he has to collect more aluminum cans than anyone else in his class. Houston knows he doesn't have enough cans yet, but he gets confused with the question, ""How many more cans?"" His brother has to teach him that ""more"" is actually a key word that tells one to subtract, not add.

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+ Series 1

+ Episode - 24 Using Probability Aired - Air date unknown.
+ Episode - 23 Comparing Decimals Aired - Air date unknown.
+ Episode - 16 Using Bar Graphs Aired - Air date unknown.
+ Episode - 11 Using Division Aired - Air date unknown.
+ Episode - 7 Using Fractions Aired - Air date unknown.
+ Episode - 4 Using Estimation Aired - Air date unknown.

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