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Award-Winning Canadian Series That Makes Math Cool for Kids Is Back for Another Season

Aug 27 2013 12:00AM

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/27/13 -- Editors Note: There is a video associated with this press release.

The multi award-winning Canadian television series that has hooked children with its mathematical magic is back for a second season. The Prime Radicals Season 2 officially launches on TVOKids on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Ontario - and online across Canada at www.tvokids.com. Produced by Ottawa's GAPC Entertainment, the series takes the mystery out of math and puts the fun back into learning for kids aged 6 to 8.

Each 14 minute live action episode takes viewers to Uncle Norm's workshop, usually the scene of his latest misadventure. The Radicals - cousins Kevin and Alanna - come to the rescue every time. They enlist experts, such as a kite boarder, rancher or maple syrup expert, to help them solve Uncle Norm's problems with mathematical solutions. This season, kids are in for a few surprises, including the radically cool Inventinator, plus a host of talented young singers. Every show ends with a fun math project kids can make at home.

The Prime Radicals Season 2 has already picked up two international awards even before its launch date. The Accolade Awards have recognized the series with an Award of Merit in the Special Effects/Animation category and an Award of Excellence in the Children and Family Series category. This brings the series' awards to seven, with other accolades including Gold Pixie Award, Gold Prestige Awards, and Remi Award from the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.

"We're thrilled with the recognition the series is getting around the globe," says Hoda Elatawi, Senior Producer. "The series is sold internationally and airs in Korea, Singapore and the Middle East. It's also making strong inroads into educational markets in North America and abroad."

Based on the Ontario math curriculum for children aged 6 to 8, the series is striking a chord with kids, parents, teachers and broadcasters.

"Mathematics in school can be abstract and far-removed from everyday experiences. The Prime Radicals shows children that mathematics is around us all the time - from cooking to magic tricks, and from making change to meteorology," says the series consultant, Dr. Lynda Colgan, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Queen's University. "The series dispels math myths by using real world examples and by focusing on positive outcomes."

To add to the fun, GAPC Entertainment will launch two new games on www.tvokids.com in December, Prime Radicals: Pentominoes and Prime Radicals: Snowflakes, providing children with an opportunity to play, and interact with The Prime Radicals content. Pentominoes will focus on geometry and spatial orientation, while Snowflakes will illustrate how reflection creates symmetry. Both will provide hours of fun and get kids excited about learning math.

"We're proud and excited to bring the second season of The Prime Radicals and two new online math games to TVO's young learners," says Patricia Ellingson, Creative Head of Children's and Parents' Media at TVO. "TVOKids is committed to helping kids build and strengthen their math literacy skills, and The Prime Radicals is an excellent tool for making math concepts both fun and accessible for today's 21st century learners."

The Prime Radicals television series and companion games were developed and produced by GAPC Entertainment in conjunction with TVO and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund and the Shaw Rocket Fund.

Visit The Prime Radicals on: www.primeradicals.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/primeradicals

YouTube: www.youtube.com/theprimeradicals

Twitter: @Prime_Radicals

To view the video associated with this press release, please visit the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YInl19zq2R8.



Contacts:
GAPC Entertainment
Hoda Elatawi
Senior Producer
613-723-3316 X 251
helatawi@gapc.com





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