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Subject: Mathematics

The Matics Series

The Matics Series

"Highly Recommended. This series for children explains binary numbers and their application to computers. Each part contains various lessons in a colorful, animated format; each follows the adventures of Max Matic, an animated character who has set out to invent the perfect adding machine. Viewers must watch the programs in sequential order to follow the concepts." -VRG Review
"Highly Recommended. "Excellent animation and the lovable Matics help children understand numbers, math and the concept of computers." -National Media Review
Who better to help introduce children to numbers, computers and mathematics than the lovable animated characters, the Matics. Kids will not only love how Max and his fellow Matics come up with solutions to various problems, they'll learn mathematical concepts each step of the way. Each part offers four or five three-minute lessons and programs should be viewed in numerical order. Produced by Jacques Rouxel. Programs available on 3 or 6 DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 3-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail

List of Titles


1. Counting to Ten

1. Counting to Ten

Children are introduced to Max and the Matics, along with the mettlesome Squirks, and the best place to start is learning the decimal system. Tasks such as counting to ten, as well as controlling the spirited Squirks, challenge Max and his friends to invent a new type of number machine. 00/10DE PI 15 min. Click for more


2. Learning Base Ten

2. Learning Base Ten

Base Ten is the decimal numeral system, which has ten as its base; it is the most widely used numerical base in the world. Children's learning about the decimal system continues as they see Max Matic searching for a consummate counting machine and in doing so discovers new uses for counting past ten, which leads him Click for more


Matics 1 & 2

Matics 1 & 2

A combined version of Matics 1: Counting to Ten and Matics 2: Learning Base Ten is available.
Matics 1: Counting to Ten
Children are introduced to Max and the Matics, along with the mettlesome Squirks, and the best place to start is learning the decimal system. Tasks such as counting Click for more


3. Binary Numbers

3. Binary Numbers

Now that children have been introduced to the decimal system and Base Ten, the Matics move on to binary mumbers. The binary number system works the same way as the decimal system, except it contains only two digits, 0 and 1. Here children see binary numbers arrive on the scene and Max Matic tricks the Squirks into Click for more


4. Primitive Computer

4. Primitive Computer

Having been introduced to binary numbers, children now can lean in simple terms how the first computer came to be. Here they see Max Matic discovers that Squirks have an input and an output, as well as an electrical state of either one or zero; so he arranges them into codes, which results in the first primitive computer. Click for more


Matics 3 & 4

Matics 3 & 4

A combined version of Matics 3: Binary Numbers and Matics 4: Primitive Computer is available.
Matics 3: Binary Numbers
Now that children have been introduced to the decimal system and Base Ten, the Matics move on to binary mumbers. The binary number system works the same way as the decimal Click for more


5. Computer Memory

5. Computer Memory

Today, thanks to the invention of the microprocessor, it's easy to forget that the first computers were huge and ran slow. Here children see the Matics at first are overjoyed with their new computer, but eventually its huge size and limited memory make it too much of a burden. Now what do they do? Once again the inventive Click for more


6. Creating With Computers

6. Creating With Computers

Now that children have been given a good introduction to how computers work and how they developed, it's easier to understand how so many tasks can be accomplished on a computer so quickly. Here they see once the size of the Matics' computer has been reduced their wild creativity prompts Max Matic to come up with the Click for more


Matics5 & 6

Matics5 & 6

A combined version of Matics 5: Computer Memory and Matics 6: Creating With Computers is available.
Matics 5: Computer Memory
Today, thanks to the invention of the microprocessor, it's easy to forget that the first computers were huge and ran slow. Here children see the Matics at first Click for more


The Matics Series, 6 Parts (3-Disc Set)

The Matics Series, 6 Parts (3-Disc Set)

A 3-Disc Set of 1. Counting to Ten; 2. Learning Base Ten; 3. Binary Numbers; 4. Primitive Computer; 5. Computer Memory and 6. Creating With Computers, as described above, is available. 00/10DE PI 90 min. Click for more





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