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What is a Math Mess?

Math is everywhere – and so are Math Messes!

A Math Mess is an everyday problem that requires an inquisitive mind, determination and a
little number sense to solve. Math Messes can pop up when you least expect them – and in
each short, animated Math Mess video, you’ll meet some mathematically-challenged characters
who are right smack in the middle of one.

Each video comes with a handy Teacher’s Guide to aid educators in the classroom – offering
suggested solutions and extension activities that align to the Common Core Mathematics
Standards. The Math Mess video series was designed specifically to promote inquiry and
problem-solving in elementary and middle school classrooms.

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