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This Electric Company transmedia experience is designed to support the Season Three theme of math vocabulary. Each new animated segment revolves around two vocabulary words from the show related to math concepts such as probability, coin value and measurement. On the website, children are encouraged to complete missions that center on the same vocabulary. The words are woven into the online experience through character dialogue, vocabulary challenges, and mini games that provide kids with hands-on applications of the math concepts themselves.
Examples include a miniature golf game where kids need to hit the ball straight to get it into the target; a memory game where kids match batches of tens and hundreds to cards with the same numerical value; rebus puzzles that ask kids to figure out if something is impossible, or likely; and balancing games where kids use varying amounts of weight to balance a scale.
Parents can track their child's learning through personal progress charts, as children complete online missions that teach math-related vocabulary. The tracker also includes links to supplemental math resources to help parents extend their child's learning beyond game play!
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