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A Time to Cook (Episode #213)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 22, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker finds the part he needs to fix his Magnetic Magnotube - a machine that would disable Motherboard forever - in a most unlikely place. All he has to do to get it is win a cooking contest on the hit cyberspace TV show, The Fearless Chef. Hacker's plan? To kidnap his competition. But the Cybersquad is on to him. The girls go on a rescue mission to save the Fearless Chef, while Matt and Digit take on Hacker. Digit is already a celebrity chef, so this should be a piece of cake. They must race the clock and Hacker to cook three delicious dishes in three outrageous locations. Will Digit beat Hacker? Only time will tell. Math Topic: Elapsed Time; NCTM Links: Measurement.

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  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 23, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

R-Fair City (Episode #103)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 21, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

(topic: Probability and Chance) - Disguised as a gypsy, Hacker lures Digit to a fantastic cyber amusement park and holds him captive. When the kids arrive, they analyze the games of chance, figuring out which games are fair and which ones are not, and use what they learn to find Hacker and beat him at his own game before it's too late! The Big Idea: A game of chance is fair when nobody can tell who will win, but everyone has the same chance of being a winner.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 22, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

On The Line (Episode #509)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 20, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

When Digit heads off alone to dispose of the powerful Network Interface Card (NIC), calamity strikes. A sinister cyvulture steals the NIC right out from under Digit's beak and gives it to Hacker! At a secret location on the Northern Frontier, Hacker uses the NIC to power up his dastardly Transformatron and transforms himself so he can slip into Control Central and replace Motherboard. To find the Transformatron and reverse its power, the CyberSquad must discover how an object can be pinpointed using two straight lines - before Hacker takes over Cyberspace forever!

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  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 21, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Hacker's Challenge (Episode #801)

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 19, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

To prove once and for all that he's smarter than the CyberSquad, Hacker challenges the kids and their friends to solve a series of puzzles. But this isn't just fun and games - the fate of cybersite Solaria hangs in the balance. Solve all the puzzles in under three hours, and Solaria is saved... but fail, and the favorite vacation spot will be reformatted into digital garbage!

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  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 20, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Zeus on the Loose (Episode #106)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 18, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

(topic: Fractions) - When the kids fail to stop Hacker from stealing Pandora's box in mythological Greece, they must solve a riddle and complete challenges to satisfy Zeus and earn a second chance. In the course of their adventure, Matt, Jackie and Inez discover that a fraction is a problem in sharing. The challenge is solving increasingly difficult problems in sharing while they confront a myriad of mythological creatures. The Big Idea: When you need to divide things up into parts and share them, fractions are the numbers you use.

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  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 19, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

An Urchin Matter (Episode #901)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

There's a mega mystery in Megabays - the once-healthy kelp in Big Bay is washing ashore. The CyberSquad must work with Captain Skuttlebutt, keeper of the bays, to get to the bottom of it. They explore the marine ecosystem and discover that there are way more urchins than anything else... but why? Is it nature at work, or is something - or someone - causing the underwater kelp forest's collapse?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 18, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

R-Fair City (Episode #103)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

(topic: Probability and Chance) - Disguised as a gypsy, Hacker lures Digit to a fantastic cyber amusement park and holds him captive. When the kids arrive, they analyze the games of chance, figuring out which games are fair and which ones are not, and use what they learn to find Hacker and beat him at his own game before it's too late! The Big Idea: A game of chance is fair when nobody can tell who will win, but everyone has the same chance of being a winner.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 22, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

On The Line (Episode #509)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

When Digit heads off alone to dispose of the powerful Network Interface Card (NIC), calamity strikes. A sinister cyvulture steals the NIC right out from under Digit's beak and gives it to Hacker! At a secret location on the Northern Frontier, Hacker uses the NIC to power up his dastardly Transformatron and transforms himself so he can slip into Control Central and replace Motherboard. To find the Transformatron and reverse its power, the CyberSquad must discover how an object can be pinpointed using two straight lines - before Hacker takes over Cyberspace forever!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 21, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Snelfu Snafu (Pt. 2) (Episode #310)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

The CyberSquad must find a way to bring Motherboard back to power and oust Hacker. Their friend Slider's invention "the Syncolator" is the answer - but some of the expensive parts are missing and they have limited funds. This is the biggest challenge the kids have ever faced, and if they fail now, Motherboard will be lost forever!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Snelfu Snafu (Pt. 1) (Episode #309)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

The long lost encryptor chip, the one computer component that can bring Motherboard back to full power, appears for sale on the popular cybersite U-WANT, U-BID! The CyberSquad has only a few days to save enough money to outbid Hacker for the precious chip. They win the auction, but are totally unprepared for what happens when they implant the chip into Motherboard - Hacker takes over Cyberspace!

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  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Hugs and Witches (Episode #201)

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

It's Valentine's Day, and Hacker captures Doctor Marbles and Lady Ada Lovelace (Jane Curtin), placing them inside a time machine invented by the mathematically-minded Lovelace. The kids and Digit must decipher a series of poems left behind by Lady L, and free them from the time machine before it time travels to the nether world of cyberspace - never to return! Will the kids get there in time, or will Valentine's Day bring nothing but broken hearts?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Team Spirit (Episode #606)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Interest is lagging in the annual Mount Olympus Games, attendance is sagging, and Zeus is not happy. How can he restore the spirit of competition? With lightning bolt speed, he pits Team Motherboard, coached by Digit, against Team Hacker, coached by Wicked, The teams have to compete in the Triadditon, a relay-type race made up of an obstacle course, a swim race, and a foot race where each competitor does one event and tags their teammate to do the next. Bragging rights and hero worship go to the winners. But Wicked and Digit have their hands full when Hacker and Matt both insist on running the final event so that they can claim Zeus's glory. How can the kids convince Matt to let go of his personal pride - and rivalry with Slider who subs for the injured Jackie-for the good of the team?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Eureeka! (Episode #113)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

(topic: 2- & 3-D Geometry) - Pursued by Hacker, Digit lands on cybersite Eureeka, where his mission is to find Professor Archimedes - the maker of the encryptor chip, a unique computer chip that can fix Motherboard. But Archimedes is nowhere to be found - only a pile of two-dimensional rods where his chip factory should be. The kids arrive to help, and discover that by linking the two-dimensional rods together into certain geometrical patterns they actually create a surprising three-dimensional shape that leads directly to unraveling the mystery of Archimedes' strange disappearance. The Big Idea: When you follow simple rules to make flat geometrical shapes (two- dimensional), and join them together, you can discover new shapes that, instead of staying flat, rise up to make three-dimensional objects.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Snelfu Snafu (Pt. 2) (Episode #310)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

The CyberSquad must find a way to bring Motherboard back to power and oust Hacker. Their friend Slider's invention "the Syncolator" is the answer - but some of the expensive parts are missing and they have limited funds. This is the biggest challenge the kids have ever faced, and if they fail now, Motherboard will be lost forever!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Snelfu Snafu (Pt. 1) (Episode #309)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

The long lost encryptor chip, the one computer component that can bring Motherboard back to full power, appears for sale on the popular cybersite U-WANT, U-BID! The CyberSquad has only a few days to save enough money to outbid Hacker for the precious chip. They win the auction, but are totally unprepared for what happens when they implant the chip into Motherboard - Hacker takes over Cyberspace!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 7, 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: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

A Fraction of a Chance (Episode #510)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

When Matt, Jackie and Inez get stuck in the vortex of a cyberportal, it's up to Digit to rescue them. He just needs to find the U.V.O. - the Universal Vortex Opener. But all the portals are jammed, so how's he supposed to travel anywhere? Assistance comes from a surprising source - Wicked! Digit and Wicked must work together to solve the puzzling clues that will reveal the location of the U.V.O. But they have to hurry - if the kids aren't rescued soon, they'll dematerialize! Can Digit and Wicked find the UVO in time? And is there even a fraction of truth to Wicked's claim she only wants to help out? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: When you share parts of a whole, it takes two numbers to tell the story - the top and bottom numbers of a fraction.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Sensible Flats (Episode #105)

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

(topic: Area) - Our Cyber-Team is transported to a Wild West site to prove that Hacker has taken a larger piece of land than he is allowed. Hacker is in jail and the trial is about to begin, but is his homestead really larger than what Judge Trudy will allow? The kids must discover how to measure the area of his irregularly shaped property in order to find the answer. The Big Idea: To find the area of an object, count how many squares fit on it. But there's an easier way! Measure an object's dimensions, and you can use mathematics to calculate its area.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

A Broom of One's Own (Episode #409)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

When Wicked puts a CyberSquad Seal of Approval on her new "Wickedy Brooms", it's up to Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to make sure the brooms are as good as Wicked claims. They try them out, figuring out their speed - how far the different brooms go in a given amount of time. The brooms pass the test - but Wicked doesn't. They must race to Control Central and save Motherboard before Wicked's scheme succeeds! And where's Hacker? And what will he do when he finds out Wicked is trying to take over his turf?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

A Tikiville Turkey Day (Episode #410)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker steals the legendary Egg of Benedicta - and the lush landscape of Tikiville wilts and turns brown. The spirit of the Tikians is crushed and Creech is in big trouble unless the CyberSquad can help! When their attempt recover the Egg from Hacker fails, they hatch a new plan to replace the Egg. By studying patterns in nature, can they recreate the nest and restore peace and harmony to Tikiville?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 2, 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: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

A Fraction of a Chance (Episode #510)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

When Matt, Jackie and Inez get stuck in the vortex of a cyberportal, it's up to Digit to rescue them. He just needs to find the U.V.O. - the Universal Vortex Opener. But all the portals are jammed, so how's he supposed to travel anywhere? Assistance comes from a surprising source - Wicked! Digit and Wicked must work together to solve the puzzling clues that will reveal the location of the U.V.O. But they have to hurry - if the kids aren't rescued soon, they'll dematerialize! Can Digit and Wicked find the UVO in time? And is there even a fraction of truth to Wicked's claim she only wants to help out? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: When you share parts of a whole, it takes two numbers to tell the story - the top and bottom numbers of a fraction.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 2, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Sensible Flats (Episode #105)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 -- 3:30 AM

(topic: Area) - Our Cyber-Team is transported to a Wild West site to prove that Hacker has taken a larger piece of land than he is allowed. Hacker is in jail and the trial is about to begin, but is his homestead really larger than what Judge Trudy will allow? The kids must discover how to measure the area of his irregularly shaped property in order to find the answer. The Big Idea: To find the area of an object, count how many squares fit on it. But there's an easier way! Measure an object's dimensions, and you can use mathematics to calculate its area.

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