Unbelievably Understandable Math

Of course math, like reading, is necessary for adult independence. And, of course, you'd prefer your children to enjoy their learning.

Not feeling confident of either your children's mathematical comprehension, or of their joy in the process?

Enter MathTacular!®

Join Justin, with help from his friend Amber, as they explain math concepts in fun ways, and creative stories. The series starts with counting, and then progresses up through word problems, fractions, and algebra. Your purchase comes with both a DVD and digital access!

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The DVDs feature short segments that allow children and teachers to easily skip to specific concepts for quick review or practice (though children also love to watch their MathTacular! videos straight through again and again). You can also watch them online!

The dozens of short segments in each DVD -- which you can also enjoy online -- use unexpected and creative props to explain math concepts. When learning about pairs, for example, in MathTacular!, Justin and Amber race to put on socks, leg warmers, shoes, gloves, and clip-on earrings.

These quirky, cheerful, creative shorts make math understandable, enjoyable, and fun.

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What math is covered?

The developers researched multiple well-known math programs (including Horizons, Saxon, and Singapore) before they storyboarded these movies. The videos (DVD + online access) cover all the topics included in those math programs, offering a thorough supplement to the good practice your children are already doing.

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"MathTacular time is when our whole family piles in front of the TV to enjoy real–life math. My kids will never ask, 'When will I ever use this stuff?' Great, educational fun... a real must–have. The outtakes are hilarious, too!" – Susan D.

"MathTacular is fantastic! Professor Justin presents math in a way that's easy to understand and fun. Our children can't watch it enough – and we love that they are getting addicted to learning." – Lisa W.

"I've tried funny math readers, computer software, games and more. Nothing has helped my children get into math – until now! MathTacular is their favorite 'movie'." – Celeste W.

Get the whole MathTacular 1-4 set at a discounted price!

(You can also get the the MathTacular 1-3 DVD set at a discount.)


Math is "unbelievably understandable" AND fun with Justin.

Apples teach fractions, cars serve as rulers, and a bear hunter shares his snacks! And the best part? You'll have fun learning math in every minute of this video...

We armed Justin with a complete list of concepts from every top Math K program–including Horizons, Saxon, and Singapore. He gathered all sorts of manipulatives–from blocks and clocks, to marbles and cars!–and created nearly 100 real-world scenarios to demonstrate how math surrounds us in our everyday experiences. Learn about everything from addition, subtraction, place value and estimating, to ordinal numbers, mass, area, fractions, money and more.

Justin's unique style and humor captivates in this DVD with digital access. You get over four hours of math activities and games–plus PDF training tools you can print from your computer at home.

Founded in concrete skills, enriched with creativity, and splashed with humor, MathTacular® is sure to become your children's favorite math supplement. Your child may even have a new favorite subject!

DVD + online access video (about 4 hours)

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MathTacular® 2

Justin is back. And he's brought lots of friends to help turn math into a favorite subject–using humorous, real-life fun with numbers.

Your students can build on the concepts they learn in the original MathTacular, as Justin unleashes fun new ways to learn math. After a bit of "review" on basic addition and subtraction facts, children discover new tricks to help them memorize. From there, each concept builds on the others–turning basic understanding into a natural ability to remember and use what they learn.

In MathTacular® 2, Justin unlocks the secrets of:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Money
  • Time
  • Place Value
  • Number Theory
  • Data and Statistics
  • Geometric Shapes
  • Spatial Relationships
  • Measurements
  • Perimeter and Area
  • Graphs
  • Basic Equations
  • and more!

Even estimation and basic geometry are "easy peasy" with help from this smart, funny guy–and his clear, engaging real-world examples and scenarios. Each topic is covered in its own short segment, so students can easily and quickly find any concept or problem whenever you need them to review or "practice." Even so, they will enjoy watching the entire program any time!

MathTacular® 2 makes it easy to learn (and teach) more than 20 concepts from the top "elementary math" programs, including Horizons, Saxon and Singapore. Get ready to laugh out loud as your children (and you) learn to understand and enjoy math more than ever before.

DVD + online video access (about 2 hours)

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MathTacular® 3

Mathtacular 3 takes the mystery out of more than 50 concepts from the top elementary math programs, including Horizons, Saxon and Singapore. A wide range of students can all use the "Professors" tricks as Justin builds on concepts developed from Mathtacular 2. It's "onward and upward" as your students follow the gang into more advanced math. Don't be surprised if everyone gets so hooked that they gather around to watch Mathtacular 3 for hours!

Topics covered:

  • Multiplication
  • Division (short and long)
  • Estimation
  • Mathematical properties
  • Equations
  • Factors
  • Prime numbers
  • Spatial relationships (like angles and coordinate planes)
  • Time zones
  • Money math
  • Conversions
  • Fractions
  • ...and so much more!

Justin uses hilarious situations to help students master these new math concepts and skills, with short learning segments followed by quick reviews or practice sessions.

DVD video + online access (about 4 hours)

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MathTacular® 4 Package

MathTacular®4 Package

This set is appropriate for grades 6 and up. (The DVD by itself is for grades 4 and up)

Crack the code of word problems once and for all. Justin is back to show you how!

"I highly recommend the Mathtacular DVDs. The kids LOVE them, and they teach real math concepts in a very engaging way." -Crystal K

Crisis has hit the MathTacular gang: Amber Waves's precious prize pig has been porknapped!

The dreaded Word Puzzler has captured the poor pet and left a string of word problems behind as clues. Fortunately, Detective Justin Time has experience with this sort of thing.

With logical, simple steps, he and Amber Waves tackle one math puzzle after another. Every word problem they face in their sleuthing appears right in the Workbook as well! The Answer Key provides each solution.

As our heroes progress in the case, the word problems get trickier. But they gain the skills to press on (as will your children). Even so, will Detective Justin and Amber Waves ever find the pork-napped pig?

This hilarious adventure gives your children the tools to face pesky word problems with confidence. Unique among the popular MathTacular series, MathTacular4 covers a very wide scope of mathematical skills as it focuses on one goal: cracking the code of word problems. The problems start with simple addition. And even if your kids aren't ready for the more advanced skills (like fractions and algebra) at the end of the video, they'll love watching Amber Waves and Justin Time chase the case to the end.

More about the Workbook with Tool Kit and Answer Key
The MathTacular4 DVD will automatically stop after our heroes introduce each new word problem (unless you set it to play straight through). With the workbook in hand, your kids can solve the puzzle right then and there. With the push of a button, your children can restart the videos or DVD and watch Justin Time and Amber Waves carefully work through the solution. Your children can solidify each new concept with 5 extra practice problems. Mathematical skills used in the word problems start with simple addition and work up to ratios, fractions and algebra.

The handy Tool Kit in the back of the Workbook provides everything a kid might need to solve those pesky word problems. You'll find lists of:

  • Clue Words—the same words Detective Justin Time uses to decide which mathematical operation each word problem needs.
  • Simple Steps to Solve Word Problems—the exact steps Detective Time and Amber Waves use to crack each puzzle.
  • Units and Measurements—conversion formulas for inches to centimeters, Fahrenheit to Celsius and more.
  • Common Math Formulas—need to find the area of a triangle? Look here for help.

The Answer Key is a parent's dream. You'll find answers to each problem in the workbook and see all the steps on the way to that answer. And since there's more than one way to stuff a taco you'll even see alternate ways to solve some problems. If your kids get stuck on a problem, a quick peek inside the Answer Key will help them get started or see where they went wrong.

Finally, with MathTacular4, word problems are fun, practical ... and unbelievably understandable!

This set with the DVD, Workbook with Tool Kit, and Answer Key is great for grades 6 and up. (The DVD alone is great for grades 4 and up.)

DVD video + online access (about 2.5 hours)

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