Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

It Figures

It Figures is a 28-part mathematics series for fourth graders. Each episode introduces real-life situations involving math concepts that can, at times, prove difficult. Often a child gets caught in the problem that does not come out successfully, but experience proves the best teacher. Capsizing the information taught in each program is a cartoon sequence. These cartoons provide previews of what follows from a live-action sequence. The content of It Figures was developed by a consortium of 31 state and provincial education agencies. Managing the project were Ed Cohen and the late Larry Walcoff. Individual programs were produced by Larry Wood Productions (in the facilities of KLVX in Las Vegas), the Illinois State Board of Education, New Jersey Network (NJN), KLCS in Los Angeles, Maryland Instructional Television and South Carolina ETV.