Mon, 10/14/2013 - 5:30pm

GET THE MATH 2.0 uses real-world scenarios to help middle- and high-school students develop algebraic thinking skills with a focus on reasoning. By engaging students in algebra’s connection to a variety of careers, GET THE MATH answers the age-old question, “How is this ever going to help me in the real world?” The half-hour program, the follow-up to the successful 2011 special Get the Math,motivates students with engaging algebra-based challenges presented by young, relatable professionals. Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, these young professionals — a chef, an NBA player and a special-effects designer — pose challenges connected to their jobs to two teams of teens.