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 Post subject: Videodiscovery Inc. Math Sleuths Educational Videodisc
PostPosted: 01 May 2018, 01:10 
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Hello All,

TLDR: I'm looking for the Videodiscovery Math Sleuths laserdisc and teacher's guide.

I've been collecting laserdiscs since 2013 and my father has poked fun at me for doing so occasionally. However a few months ago, out of the blue, he tells me he was on a team for making a math themed educational laserdisc. :o I have been doing weeks worth of research on the product and it seems it was a market flop. It is not even listed in the LDDb.

My father was hired as an "Instructional Specialist" as he was a mathematics professor at the time at a local state university. Essentially he overlooked the curriculum side of the production.

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Videodiscovery was a Seattle educational company who distributed their video curriculum on Laserdisc instead of VHS. They were able to utilize the barcode reader to jump around the disc quickly.

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I have his acceptance letter, student resource guide, and the promotional pamphlet, but my father and I would love to find the actual laserdisc and watch it. If anyone know how I can get my hands on the disc please let me know.

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 Post subject: Re: Videodiscovery Inc. Math Sleuths Educational Videodisc
PostPosted: 01 May 2018, 01:38 
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Hi makmak16,

That's very interesting! It sounds like you come from a good laserdisc family! You must have gotten the laserdisc genes from your father's side of your family, although he forgot to tell you about it until recently! :lol: Sadly, I have never seen a copy of the disc you are looking for. In fact, I didn't know that it existed. I have several discs from the publisher Videodiscovery in my collection, but not that one. Among the ones I have are the similarly themed "Science Sleuths" discs, which you will find listed here. I will have to keep an eye open for the math one , and I'll let you know if I see a copy of it around.

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 Post subject: Re: Videodiscovery Inc. Math Sleuths Educational Videodisc
PostPosted: 01 May 2018, 01:40 
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makmak16 wrote:
I'm looking for the Videodiscovery Math Sleuths laserdisc and teacher's guide.


Nice piece of LaserDisc making history!

Google didn't find much but it looks like a University in Australia got a copy of it so it was definitely released:

Math sleuths [kit].
Student resource book (149 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.), teacher's manual (142 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.), videodisc (12 in.), videocassette ((VHS)(11 min.) : sd., col., ; 1/​2 in.)
Seattle, Wash. : Videodiscovery, c1994.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/9045179?q&versionId=10476153

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 Post subject: Re: Videodiscovery Inc. Math Sleuths Educational Videodisc
PostPosted: 01 May 2018, 16:59 
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This is a terrific story. I hope you can find a copy.
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