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A: There are several Arithmetickles programs available. We offer a performance designed specifically for students in grades K-3, and another that is appropriate for grades 4-6. Arithmetickles can also be tailored to address math levels specific to one grade. Additionally, we have a special middle school program for grades 6-8. Our exciting “Math Night Shows” assembly format is flexible and can be presented as a grade specific or general student-parent event.
A: Not at all! The math used in Arithmetickles is of general knowledge and focuses mainly on the fundamental operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In the program for 4-6 grade students, percentages, fractions and problem solving may be included as well. Students from the middle grades work with mental math puzzles and explore the wonders of number magic.
A: No. All Arithmetickles segments are based on everyday knowledge and general math. The host has a wide variety of material and games to choose from and his experience with interactive programs makes him an expert at selecting the “right” material for every audience.
A: Absolutely! There are games created especially for younger students who have not yet learned specific math skills. The games include counting, sorting and identifying shapes. Kindergarteners enjoy the excitement and spectacle of live theater.
A: Arithmetickles provides students with the opportunity to explore the most imaginative and entertaining aspects of math. The program encourages creativity and allows students the chance to boost their problem solving skills while strengthening their imaginations. Students participate in the learning process and are encouraged to present themselves at their best, thus increasing confidence and self esteem. Most importantly, the underlying message in Arithmetickles is that math is something that students can actually like and enjoy and not something to be afraid of.
A: Yes! While many children will join the host on stage, those children who do not are encouraged to perform slow motion movements, mime and sound effects that are directly related to the stage activities. In addition, children in the audience are often asked to answer math questions together with those on stage, keeping everyone “on their toes” throughout the show.
A: Because we are not familiar with every student, we rely upon two teachers or administrators to choose mature, well behaved students who would be comfortable on stage and able to actively participate in the math related skits. Generally speaking, a total of 8-10 boys and girls, per grade level, are needed. Prior to each segment, the program host will announce how many children from a specific grade are needed and at that time the teachers or administrators should send the necessary number of students to the stage.
A: The length of Arithmetickles is approximately 50 minutes. Since the show is based on segments, we can adjust the length to the needs of your school. Arithmetickles Math Night shows are usually about 60 minutes long.
The host of Arithmetickles will arrive about 1 hour before the show to set up the set and sound and to make sure that everything is ready and working. Between 2 back-to-back shows, we need a break of 10 minutes to reset the stage (and to let the first audience out and the second audience in). Breakdown after the show is 20-30 minutes.
A: When the school has a stage (or risers of bleachers are available to use) we recommend no more than 400 students per show. When there is no stage available and students will be sitting on the floor, 300 is the maximum number.
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A: The original “Arithmetickles” show was presented to large assembly audiences (mixed grades, up to 600 students). “Virtual Arithmetickles” brings funny math segments right into your classroom and all students participate in solving the math questions in each colorful segment.
A: All segments can be watched and enjoyed by students in grades K-6. The math level, however, is geared to specific grades (listed on each segment).
A: No. All “Virtual Arithmetickles” segments are based on everyday knowledge and general math (with humor built in!)
A: No. The math in “Virtual Arithmetickles” focuses mainly on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In segments for grades 3-6, students also work with percentages, fractions and problem solving .
A: All the segments are on Vimeo, which is an easy-to-use video hosting and sharing platform. With the password and links to the site, you will be able to watch and share the video segments with your class at any time during the week of your choice.
A: Yes. There are games created especially for younger students that kindergarteners will enjoy even though they may not yet have learned the specific math skills.
A: “Virtual Arithmetickles” provides students with the opportunity to explore the most imaginative and entertaining aspects of math. The program encourages creativity and allows students the chance to boost their problem solving skills.
A: It varies. Each segment has a different length. The shortest one is 5 minutes, and the longest is 17 minutes.
A: Some segments can be viewed in full, or you can pause the video and let your students solve the problems that were presented, and then continue playing the video to show the solution. On the website you can see the age level and the way to use the segment in class.
A: Choose the week you would like to present “Virtual Arithmetickles” in your school and complete the online booking form. We will then email you the agreement to be signed and returned with the payment check.
A: Your school will receive the access password for all segments on the Friday prior to the week that you scheduled. In this way your teachers can review the segments over the weekend.
During the week of your choice, you and your colleagues are welcome to share the segments at any time (24/7 access) with your students. However, the password is limited to one school during that week. Please note that the video segments are copyright protected and cannot be downloaded or shared without written permission.
A: We are currently accepting checks. If you wish to pay via PayPal there will be additional $15 charge (that goes to PayPal).