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Fortress of Attitude (Episode #123)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker decides that he can force cybersites to surrender by annoying them big time. He broadcasts his loud and obnoxious voice across the vastness of cyberspace from a massive statue shaped like the arrogant Hacker himself. The kids and Digit are sent by Motherboard to the Northern Frontier, where they carry out a Mission Impossible style scheme to silence the statue and disable Hacker's intimidation. Using their skills at measuring length, the kids make their way up through the inside of the booby-trapped statue to Hacker's pointy chin and big mouth. But can they shut him up before Hacker shuts them down? The Big Idea: To measure length and communicate your results easily and precisely, identify a system of units based on a single standard length that everyone using it agrees on. Math Topic: Linear Measurement NCTM Links: Measurement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Borg of the Ring (Episode #302)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

The long lost Totally Rad Ring of Radopolis has been found...and is soon swiped by Hacker. This powerful crown will grant the wearer his heart's desire, and Hacker is a cyborg who wants it all. From a new head of gorgeous hair to total cyberdomination, Hacker enjoys wreaking havoc with his new Ring. While racing to reclaim the Ring, the CyberSquad meets a mysterious teenborg named Slider. He seems nice, but whose side is he really on? The kids must all work together to get the Ring back from Hacker and put it inside the Circle of Supreme Safety before Hacker destroys Motherboard once and for all. But the Ring must be placed in the exact center of the circle -- only then will it be safe from those who wish to use its power to harm others.

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  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Out of Sync (Episode #126)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 19, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

The balance and harmony of the Mount Olympus cybersite is controlled and protected by the Music of the Spheres. When Hacker disrupts this balance and throws the site into utter chaos, the kids and Digit have until sunset to make the sound of the music right! For the beat to go on, the kids must recreate the music and find the missing element in the musical pattern. The Big Idea: You can use mathematical patterns to create and understand memorable musical rhythms. Math Topic: Patterns in Music NCTM Links: Algebra, Connections.

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  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

All The Right Angles (Episode #205)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 18, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Motherboard mistakenly sends a treasure map to Hacker. The treasure is the secret to the legendary cyber-pirate Ivanka the Invincible's invincibility. If Hacker finds it, cyberspace is doomed! To help Motherboard, the kids must find the secret treasure before Hacker does, and use their skill with angles to read the strange map that contains only riddles about twists and turns. The Big Idea: To turn something so it points in just the right direction, use an angle to measure the size of the turn. Math Topic: Angle Measurement.

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  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 19, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Poddleville Case (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

(topic: Patterns) - The diabolical Hacker wreaks havoc when he steals the power pods of Poddleville, a cybercity filled with patterns. Our heroes must use math and logic to crack the double pattern that unlocks the Poddles' cyberpower vault before Hacker and his henchmen do! The Big Idea: Patterns are sequences that repeat or change in an orderly way. You can use patterns to predict the next step in solving a problem.

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  • KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 18, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Face-Off (Episode #802)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

To compete for the prestigious Penguia Cup, Fluff wants to wear his dad's lucky hockey skates - but his teammates won't let him! They're all going to wear the cool new Cyberblades they saw advertised on TV. To change their minds, Fluff must analyze a sneaky ad and prove the new skates are not the best choice for the big game.

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  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Wedding Scammer (Episode #211)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Believing that the Wicked Witch is really the long lost daughter of a powerful king, Hacker agrees to marry her, convinced that their union will double his power and Motherboard will never be able to defeat him. What Hacker doesn't know is that Wicked has secretly hidden away the REAL long-lost daughter of the king and stolen her identity. The kids must think their way through an intricate series of puzzles to free the real daughter. Will they succeed and get back to the wedding before Hacker and Wicked say "I do"? Math Topic: Making Hard Problems Easier; NCTM Links: Problem Solving. *With special guest star Al Roker*

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Out of Sync (Episode #126)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 14, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

The balance and harmony of the Mount Olympus cybersite is controlled and protected by the Music of the Spheres. When Hacker disrupts this balance and throws the site into utter chaos, the kids and Digit have until sunset to make the sound of the music right! For the beat to go on, the kids must recreate the music and find the missing element in the musical pattern. The Big Idea: You can use mathematical patterns to create and understand memorable musical rhythms. Math Topic: Patterns in Music NCTM Links: Algebra, Connections.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

All The Right Angles (Episode #205)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Motherboard mistakenly sends a treasure map to Hacker. The treasure is the secret to the legendary cyber-pirate Ivanka the Invincible's invincibility. If Hacker finds it, cyberspace is doomed! To help Motherboard, the kids must find the secret treasure before Hacker does, and use their skill with angles to read the strange map that contains only riddles about twists and turns. The Big Idea: To turn something so it points in just the right direction, use an angle to measure the size of the turn. Math Topic: Angle Measurement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 19, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 14, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Going Solar (Episode #902)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

A televised skate-off will decide ultimate naming rights for the new Radopolis skate park. Will it be named after Slider, the ace skateboarder of Cyberspace, or The Hacker, the vainest villain in the virtual universe? When the power mysteriously goes out at the skate park, the CyberSquad and Digit must find a way to turn it back on before the nighttime skateboarding extravaganza. They decide to use solar panels to collect energy during the day that can power the park at night. But will they have enough area to install the panels, and enough time to collect energy before sundown? And if they do, can their friend out-skate the ace cheater of Cyberpsace?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Guilty Party (Episode #212)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 11, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker returns to Poddleville with a peace offering: a magnificent statue of the Mayor of Poddleville. But at the unveiling party, Hacker accuses someone of stealing the key to his recharger chair. The accused claims he's innocent. Like Sherlock Holmes and Watson, the kids and Digit investigate the crime by interviewing eyewitnesses and recreating the crime scene. But the more they investigate - the more the accused is placed at the scene of the crime. Everyone saw him. It appears that Hacker has found the culprit. But has he? And what's that strange noise coming from inside the statue? Math Topic: Point of View; NCTM Links: Geometry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Ecohaven Ooze (Episode #504)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

When Hacker discovers that the liquid ooze that feeds the animals of EcoHaven also gives him a super energy boost, he decides to drain the pond and take the ooze home. He builds a fort around the pond, so the CyberSquad must figure out a way to get in without being noticed. They take inspiration from the Greek myth of the Trojan Horse and build a giant "Trojan Ducky." After testing a model of their invention to be sure it works, they hide inside the duck, and fool Delete into taking them to Hacker. But how will they stop Hacker's nefarious plot?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 11, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Return to Sensible Flats (Episode #117)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

(topic: Line Graphs) - Something is amiss with the bliss of Sensible Flats. The reservoir is dry. The town is out of water. And the folks who live there are leaving as fast as they can. But why? When the kids and Digit arrive, they use line graphs to reveal the true story of what happened - and all lines lead to Hacker, the newest resident of Sensible Flats. The Big Idea: You can use a line graph to tell a story about how things change, and make predictions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker infects Motherboard with a new virus -- one that causes her to make cyber-citizens act mean. Digit and the kids go in search of an antidote: 2/5 of the Electro-Root, 2/8 of the Healing Stone, and 1/3 of a box of Hacker's wig gel -- a strange antidote indeed! Will the young cyber-heroes be able to gather the ingredients and figure out how to properly mix these odd fractions before it is too late? The Big Idea: Fractions that look different can represent the same portion of a whole. Math Topic: Equivalent Fractions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Going Solar (Episode #902)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 7, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

A televised skate-off will decide ultimate naming rights for the new Radopolis skate park. Will it be named after Slider, the ace skateboarder of Cyberspace, or The Hacker, the vainest villain in the virtual universe? When the power mysteriously goes out at the skate park, the CyberSquad and Digit must find a way to turn it back on before the nighttime skateboarding extravaganza. They decide to use solar panels to collect energy during the day that can power the park at night. But will they have enough area to install the panels, and enough time to collect energy before sundown? And if they do, can their friend out-skate the ace cheater of Cyberpsace?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Guilty Party (Episode #212)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 6, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker returns to Poddleville with a peace offering: a magnificent statue of the Mayor of Poddleville. But at the unveiling party, Hacker accuses someone of stealing the key to his recharger chair. The accused claims he's innocent. Like Sherlock Holmes and Watson, the kids and Digit investigate the crime by interviewing eyewitnesses and recreating the crime scene. But the more they investigate - the more the accused is placed at the scene of the crime. Everyone saw him. It appears that Hacker has found the culprit. But has he? And what's that strange noise coming from inside the statue? Math Topic: Point of View; NCTM Links: Geometry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 7, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

A Clean Sweep (Episode #502)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 5, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker makes Buzz's dream come true and gives him his very own donut shop in Radopolis. But it's just part of Hacker's latest scheme. Working out of the donut shop, Hacker makes confetti out of magnetite, and uses it to put all the Radsters to sleep, so he can take over the cybersite. The kids must engineer a huge "confetti cleaner" to save the Radsters, but encounter problem after problem with their invention. Has the CyberSquad finally found something they cannot do?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 6, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Of All The Luck (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 4, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

(topic: Logic) - Convinced that his failure to defeat Motherboard is simply a result of bad luck, Hacker collects the Ten Lucky Charms of Cyberspace. The caper works. Hacker's luck changes, and good things begin happening to him. When Motherboard realizes what Hacker has done - she sends the kids and Digit to Hacker's hideout in the Northern Frontier to help the Lucky Charms escape. The kids use logic, Venn Diagrams and the understanding of the words "and", "or" and "not" to free the Charms. The Big Idea: When you have to choose from a confusing mix of possibilities, you can use logic - a set of tools for thinking clearly - to sort out your choices so you can get exactly what you want.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 5, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Problem Solving In Shangri-La (Episode #118)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 3, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

(Topic: Problem Solving) - Hacker is holding the kids captive aboard the Grim Wreaker, when a storm forces the Wreaker to land on a snowy mountaintop. They are taken prisoner by a peaceful but mysterious Zen Master, who devises a game of strategy to test their problem solving skills. The winner of the game will be set free - the loser will remain a prisoner. In the battle of brainpower, the kids discover that each of them has a different way of solving problems - and that despite anger and frustration, they need to be tolerant of these differences. Hacker, of course, has his own way of solving problems. Working together, the kids find a way to defeat Hacker and gain their freedom. The Big Idea: Treat tough math problems like a challenging game. Set a game plan, and as you play, see how it goes. Take time to review and revise before playing again. Work on your problem as long as you can, but stop before anger and frustration overtake your desire to play.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 4, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Emperor Has Snow Clothes (Episode #702)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker has crowned himself Emperor of Penguia and deposited the real emperor as a frozen statue in a distant corner of the site. The CyberSquad arrives just as a crippling snowstorm makes its way across Penguia in a path that seems destined to collide with their rescue. Digit uses updates on the storm's progress from cyberweathercaster Stormy Gale (Janice Huff) to help the kids track the storm. Will the kids be able to predict where and when it will hit next - or will the storm stop them from saving the Emperor from a frozen fate?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 3, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

A Battle of Equals (Episode #125)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker pollutes cyberspace with dangerous cyberstatic by tampering with four satellites designed to keep everything free from cyber- static cling. But is his plan only to trash cyberspace - or does he have something even more devious up his cloak? The kids learn the answer as they use balance scales and equations to restore the satellites and save Motherboard. The Big Idea: You can use an equation - a statement that two different expressions are equal to each other - to find unknown values that make the equation true. Math Topic: Balancing Equations NCTM Links: Algebra, Representation, Connections.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

A Clean Sweep (Episode #502)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Hacker makes Buzz's dream come true and gives him his very own donut shop in Radopolis. But it's just part of Hacker's latest scheme. Working out of the donut shop, Hacker makes confetti out of magnetite, and uses it to put all the Radsters to sleep, so he can take over the cybersite. The kids must engineer a huge "confetti cleaner" to save the Radsters, but encounter problem after problem with their invention. Has the CyberSquad finally found something they cannot do?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 6, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
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