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Former Worthington teacher lands national TV Show featuring workplaces in Columbus

Former Worthington teacher lands national TV Show featuring workplaces in Columbus

Sav McKee

A former Worthington school teacher is being recognized for her ability to make math fun and accessible for elementary school students.

Caroline Farkas, who taught math for seven years, recently landed her own PBS TV show, called How It’s Math.

The fun TV show for kids explores various careers around central Ohio that utilize math. For example, in the first season, Farkas and her math chicken visit the bakers at Bake Me Happy and talks to their head baker about how they use math in everyday life at the bakery!

Farkas’ educational company, Doodles & Digits, was founded during the pandemic in 2021, where her passion for teaching and addressing the challenges of distance learning led her to create engaging resources for kids and other teachers, such as monthly YouTube videos, math picture books, teaching strategies, and worksheets, coloring pages, and clipart for teachers.  


“I struggled to find resources  that my students enjoyed and could comprehend during distance learning,” Farkas shared. “I  realized there weren’t many resources available to assist parents with math education, especially for upper elementary grades. So, I decided to create them myself.” 

When she was creating this YouTube channel, she realized she had a very special skill with connecting math to real-life examples and situations. Farkas said, “After partnering with the National Education Telecommunications Association and securing sponsorship from Scotts’ Miracle-Gro Foundation, the PBS show How It’s Math was born.” 

The show covers learning standards for grades 3, 4, and 5. Viewers can watch the show on the PBS app,,  and Doodles & Digits’ YouTube channel, with broadcast slots on PBS channels nationwide!  Additionally, PBS Learning Media will host the show with free teaching resources.

 “I hope to change people’s perception of math with the show,” Caroline expressed. “Math  is everywhere, and I aim to highlight its relevance in our daily lives.” 

Filming for season 2 begins this summer, and Farkas is planning to visit even more Columbus workplaces. If you’re interested in being on the show and highlighting to children how you use math, please email [email protected]!

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