Count On It!

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Count On It! is a fun and innovative way to teach children mathematics. This video series features two puppets, Blossom and Snappy, who both love finding math in everyday situations. You can often find them shopping, baking, event planning, decorating and visiting attractions!

This program can be viewed on the GPB Education Satellite Network and the GPB Digital Library. To access the GPB Digital Library, please visit www.gpb.org.

For more information, please visit http://www.gpb.org/public/education/countonit/ or call 1-888-501-8960 or 404-685-2550 in the Atlanta area.

 

  • Math is Everywhere, Pt. 1 | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy use counting to answer their questions about quantity. They eat popcorn and try to find out who has more. They go to an ice cream shop where they count ice cream containers using multiplication, and they use math to figure out if they have enough money to buy popcorn. They also visit Malibu Grand Prix and McDonald's, where they find many ways to use math to figure things out. At the end of the episode, Blossom and Snappy figure out who had more popcorn. Do you know?

    Grades: K-3
  • Math is Everywhere, Pt. 2 | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy discover a new window that Robbie put in the garage and decide to measure it. They discover the difference of standard measurement and non-standard measurement while making candies and during their visits to McDonald's and Gorin's Ice Cream.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Go to the Farm, Pt. 1 | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy decide to surprise Robbie by making her a pumpkin pie using math in some creative ways. They visit a pumpkin farm, dairy farm, and a dairy plant, finding out all the ways math is used in each of these places.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Go to the Farm, Pt. 2 | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy go back to the pumpkin farm to investigate pumpkins -- using math -- to make into pies for Robbie. Then they go to a farmer's market to explore how vegetables are sold by weight. They also visit a packaging company to work with multiplication. The camera crew takes viewers to a local elementary school where students are asked to divide pumpkin pies. Then, Blossom's and Snappy's pies are finished and they surprise Robbie with them.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Go to the Bank, Pt. 1 | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy learn about money and banking. The puppets want to buy something for Robbie for her birthday, so they decide to do some chores to earn money. Once they've earned some money, they go to the bank to open up bank accounts. 

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Go to the Bank, Pt. 2 | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy continue to try to earn money for a present for Robbie's birthday by having a bake sale. They go back to the bank and learn about checking accounts and loans.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Learn about Utilities | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy help Robbie prepare for a dinner party. They make a decorative centerpiece out of postage stamps. In order to help Robbie, they decide to pay her bills for her. In doing this, Blossom and Snappy visit and learn about the telephone company, the gas company, and the electric company.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Go Shopping | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy plan a party for Robbie's birthday, which includes budgeting for party favors and a present, and counting items.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Go to the Zoo, P1. 1 | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy visit the zoo and compare the animals in many different ways including size and where they come from. They write thank you notes to Robbie for the bathrobes she made from them, but Snappy has a difficult time finishing his. Digit finishes Snappy's letter to Robbie, and Robbie thinks that Snappy wrote it.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Go to the Zoo, Pt. 2 | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy help Robbie prepare for her math class by drawing pictures of animals that her students will be able to sort. But in order to find out what certain animals look like, Blossom and Snappy visit the zoo again.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Go to the Post Office | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy help Digit mail a surprise package to Robbie. They visit the post office and postal processing plant to see how it all works.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Go Gardening | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy decide to plant a garden. They go to Calloway Gardens to learn about different types of plants and flowers, as well as butterflies and hummingbirds.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Redecorate, Pt. 1 | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy start to make a container garden in a cardboard box. The dirt seeps through onto Robbie's carpet so they go to the carpet factory to figure out the most cost-effective way to fix it. They also go to a home improvement store to buy the necessary supplies to make a real container garden.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Redecorate, Pt. 2 | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy redecorate the messy garage which involves measuring lenghts and calculating area. They learn some ideas on redecoration by visiting a furniture store, a neon company, and an art supply store. They turn junk into decorations.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Build Scale Models | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy learn about scale models and how they are used in the design and construction of buildings. They visit an architectural firm, a construction site, Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery, and Clark Atlanta University Science Center. They learn how to build their own scale model of a house.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy GO GO GO | Count On It!

    Robbie's car needs to go to the auto mechanic, so Blossom and Snappy think of other ways she can get to work. They learn how the Atlanta transit system works, they visit the airport, and they even explore the possibilities of Robbie renting a car, riding a skateboard, a wagon, going horseback, roller-skating, or climbing a tree.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Learn About Planning | Count On It!

    Robbie gets invited to a sporting event out of town for a few days. Blossom and Snappy decide to have their own event at Robbie's house while she's gone. They find out that planning for a meet is harder than they thought!

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Seek Fame and Fortune | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy start a band named The Rulers and want to play at Robbie's school party. In order to find out how being in a band works, they visit a performance site to find out about rental fees, a promoter's office, and Ticketmaster.

    Grades: K-3
  • 119 - Blossom and Snappy Learn About Music | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy learn about music. They do so by going to a play, meeting with a composer, listening to a gospel choir sing, and going to see the symphony orchestra play.

    Grades: K-3
  • Blossom and Snappy Go Camping | Count On It!

    Blossom and Snappy help Robbie prepare for her camping trip. They learn about dehydrated food and the amount of water she will need for the four days and four nights she will be away. They also learn how to pick the right spot at the camp site, as well as how to pack for a camping trip.

    Grades: K-3

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