Video: Multiple Fun on Square One

A new children's series takes a sprightly approach to math

Television programs for children seem to divide neatly into two mutually exclusive categories: the shows kids watch and the shows they ought to watch. In the first group are the platoons of super-heroes, Smurfs and toy-store transplants that fill the dial on Saturday mornings and weekday afternoons. In the second are those earnest after-school specials and occasional PBS offerings praised by critics and parents but seldom watched by more than a fraction of the youngsters who crowd in front of the set for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Square One TV, the new PBS mathematics series produced by the...

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