Mr. Frogan, Algebra'scool's® resident teacher, creates excitement in the algebra classroom by showcasing careers to which students may aspire. In each of these 4-minute segments, a professional explains and demonstrates how he or she uses algebra on the job. Plus, these "heroes" share their own experiences as algebra students. Frogan's heroes answer the all too common question, "When am I ever going to use algebra?"

Here is an example of an exciting career professional who uses algebra

Video Game Designer

Students learn how algebra breathes life into video games. A video surfer is created by simulating oceanic waves using vectors, numeric mapping and word problems.

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Other Frogan's Heroes students will learn about

  • Astronomer
  • Bronx Zoo Electrical Engineer
  • Brookhaven National Lab Scientist
  • Civil/Structural Engineer
  • Criminologist
  • Firefighter
  • Forestry Service
  • G.E. Wind Engineer
  • Jet Fighter Pilot
  • JPL Scientist
  • Layout/Surveyor
  • Motivational Speaker

  • Music Amplifier Designer
  • New York Filmmaker
  • Performance Car Designer
  • Pyro-technician
  • Rose Parade® Float Designer
  • Signs of Times Square Designer
  • Skateboard Park Designer
  • Stock Exchange Broker
  • Thrill Ride Engineer
  • U.S. Coast Guard Cadet
  • Water Quality Chemist
  • Zookeeper

Here are some questions to enhance student learning as they view Frogan's Heroes episodes.