What is Math Antics?
Math Antics is a series of videos created by Rob and Jeremy of Math Plus Motion, LLC. These videos are designed to teach basic math skills and concepts in a visually engaging way. All of our video lessons are freely available on our YouTube channel and our website. We have additional resources (mainly printable exercises and worksheets) that are available as part of a paid subscription service on our website, www.mathantics.com.
Who is Math Antics for?
The Math Antics video series is for anyone needing to learn or review basic math. Most of the math topics that we cover in our videos are typically taught in the U.S. school system between the grades 3 through 8, but our videos can be helpful for older students who need to review these basic math concepts.
Is Math Antics a complete math curriculum or program?
No. Math is a vast subject and so far we have only been able to teach a small part of it. All of our content is in the realm of basic math that is typically taught in Elementary or Middle School. We try to focus on key concepts, and our materials are meant to be used as a supplement to formal math curricula. They are best thought of as a form of tutoring rather than a primary source of math education.
What grade level is Math Antics for?
Our math lessons are organized by topic rather than grade level. Our goal is to create math videos that clearly explain basic math concepts to students of any age, and we do not want anyone to feel excluded by putting grade level designations on the videos.
Will Math Antics help me prepare for my exam or certification?
Our website is NOT designed to offer test preparation for any specific exam. However, many students have told us that our videos helped them quickly review basic math for a variety of exams. If you have an exam that you are preparing for, we recommend that you use our videos in conjunction with a formally published preparation book or program for the exam or certification that you need to pass.
Does Math Antics align with Common Core?
No. At this time we do not have plans to align with common core or any other specific math education standards. We want our Math Antics videos to be as universal as possible and many of our viewers are not part of the U.S. public school system.
Do you have a video about _________?
If you do not see a math topic you are interested in on our website, then we have not made a video about it yet. All topics we teach are visible to everyone and subscribing to the website doesn't unlock any new topics. If you don't see it, we don't have it.
Are you working on new videos?
We are currently working on some videos that will fill a few of the gaps and round off our basic math collection and make it a better resource for basic math.
Do you have videos for higher math or for other subjects?
No. Our video collection is limited to basic math and we do not have any High School or College level material. We don't have plans to expand into higher math at this time.
What order should I do the lessons in?
Because we don't offer a complete curriculum, we don't have an official order for the lessons. We've tried to list them in an order that is reasonable to follow, but it's best to have a formal math curricula or teacher guiding you and setting the order. We've also tried to make each of our videos stand on its own as much as possible, but math is a subject that naturally builds on itself so we try to reference other videos if they are pre-requisites for understanding a particular topic.
How do I get the Exercises? And are they 'interactive'?
The Exercises that we mention in the videos are available through our paid subscription service. They are print-based so you will need to print them out or copy them to scratch paper as you would from a math book. We don't have interactive exercises at this time.
What's the difference between the Exercises and the Worksheets?
Our "Exercises" are single page documents with problems that briefly cover all the main skills or concepts in each video lesson. For each Exercise sheet we have a video that shows how to do each problem sheet step by step. Our "Worksheets" are also printable documents that give extra (and usually more focused) practice of specific skills and concepts. There is no video for the Worksheets, but there are full answer keys available for all of our print-based materials.
Do you offer quizzes or tests?
No, at this time we do not have any quizzes or tests for our videos.
Do you have lessons about word problems?
No, at this time we do not have any lessons specifically about word problem strategies.
What's included in a Math Antics 'subscription'?
A subscriptions main purpose is to provide teachers and parent educators with access to the print-based exercises and worksheets that complement our free video lessons. Subscribers can also view our video examples that show students how to solve each problem on the basic 'Exercise' sheets.
How do I sign up?
To subscribe, first click on the yellow "Subscribe" button on the upper right hand side of the page. (You may need to scroll over to see it if you are viewing on a small screen.) Then, follow the prompts from that point on.
Is your website payment method secure?
Yes. All online payments are securely processed by the third party company Stripe, Inc. (Stripe is an alternative to PayPal.) The financial transaction and all your personal financial information is handled by Stripe, Inc and is never stored on our servers. The only personal information that is stored on our servers is your email address and password. Despite this assurance, if you still prefer not to use your personal credit card for online purchases, we recommend that you buy a pre-paid Visa card from your local market and then use that to complete the online transaction.
I don't have a credit card, do you accept checks?
No. We are a small operation with a 100% online business model and are limited to accepting online payments via Stripe, Inc. If you do not have a credit card, we recommend purchasing a pre-paid Visa card at your local market and then using that to complete the online transaction.
Do you accept school purchase orders?
No. We know that a lot of schools use purchase orders, but our limited resources prevent us from supporting the school PO/check purchasing system at this time.
I live outside the U.S., can I still subscribe?
Yes. The payment processing company we use (Stripe, Inc.) has good international support as long as you are using a payment card that is associated with Visa or MasterCard
Do you offer school-wide or multi-user accounts?
No. Because we are such a small company, we have not yet worked out school-wide licensing or pricing as part of our business model.
Who should subscribe to mathantics.com?
Our subscription service is mainly designed for teachers, parent educators and tutors who want to use our print-based resources with their students. Older students or independent learners may also be able to use the subscription materials as a self-teaching resource.
Can I share my subscription content?
Teachers: You may use Math Antics in your classroom to show videos and distribute printed materials to your students. We ask that you do not share our materials beyond your own classroom.
Parents: You may share Math Antics materials with members of your immediate family.
If I subscribe mid-year, do I get a full 365 days?
Yes! Subscription expiration dates are 1-year from the time you subscribe. You always get a full year of access to the website no matter when you sign up.
Will my subscription be automatically renewed?
No. After a year has passed, your subscription will expire and must be manually renewed from your 'account' page.
How do I 'unsubscribe' from mathantics.com?
Because your Math Antics account will not be automatically renewed, you do not need to do anything to unsubscribe. Your account will simply become inactive after a year has passed but can be reactivated or renewed if you choose to do so in the future.
Can I cancel my account and get a refund?
Yes. If you are not satisfied with your Math Antics subscription for any reason, simply send us an email request within the first 30 days and we will be glad to issue a full refund.
I didn't receive my receipt - what happened?
Receipts are automatically sent to the email address that you use to subscribe. If you do not receive your receipt within a few hours after subscribing, please verify that your email address is correct on your account page. If it is, please check your spam or junk mail folder to make sure it did not get sent there. It is common for 'auto-generated' emails like our receipts to be flagged as 'spam'.
What software do you use to make your videos?
We use mainstream applications for video and audio editing like Adobe premier, Adobe Audition and Apple Soundtrack Pro. But the most important app that we use to make all of the graphics overlays is called "Motion" and is made by Apple. It's similar in function to Adobe After Effects, but we find it a little more user-friendly.
Is Math Antics available in other languages?
No. At this time, our content is available only in English. However, because we have Closed Captions available on our YouTube Channel, the auto-translate features built into the YouTube video player may be of some help.
Are Closed Captions available?
All of our main video lessons (on our Youtube channel) have accurate closed captions. However, the "Example" videos do not have captions at this time.
Is the Math Antics series available on DVD?
No. At this time Math Antics videos are only available via online streaming.
Can I get a Math Antics T-Shirt?
It is possible to get T-shirts, but because we are a very small operation, we do not have a very good way to buy them yet. Currently we get our shirts through Zazzle which prints them 'on demand' instead of doing dozens at a time. Because of that, they are pretty expensive. Eventually we hope to have a better option, but for now, here is the link to the shirts on the Zazzle store: www.zazzle.com/mathantics
Do you have any recommendations for other math resources?
The only other math resource that we routinely recommend is Khan Academy. Definitely check them out if you haven't already. www.khanacademy.org
Do you license your content to other companies?
No, not at this time. But if you have a business inquiry, feel free to contact us.
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