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Mother's Day (Episode #206)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

It's Mother's Day in cyberspace - and Hacker is determined to ruin it for everyone, especially Motherboard, by derailing the train that picks up the rare and colorful Madre Bonitas. This beautiful flower symbolizes Mother's Day, and it must be harvested on this one day only. It's a race against time, as the kids and Digit try to repair the breaks in the line and save Mother's Day.
The Big Idea: Use a decimal point to join tenths with whole numbers and you have a decimal system you can use to easily record, compare and combine whole numbers with fractions.
Math Topic: Decimals; NCTM Links: Number and Operations

Send in the Clones (Episode #119)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Multiplication) - Hacker's plan to clone himself so he can wreak havoc throughout cyberspace in many places at once, goes haywire when his newly invented Clonitron clones Delete instead of himself. But Hacker takes advantage of the mishap by sending the Delete clones to takeover the R-Fair City cybersite. To complicate matters, every time Delete sneezes - his clones multiply even more. As the problem escalates, the kids do the math to keep track of the number of clones as they increase. Meanwhile, Cy Clone, a famous clone catcher sent to the site by Motherboard, vacuums up the clones - while Digit tries to get the Clonitron away from Hacker. The Big Idea: Multiplication is just repeated addition. If you're having trouble multiplying, you can always add to find your answer.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Problem Solving In Shangri-La (Episode #118)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

The Poddleville Case (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 9:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Mother's Day (Episode #206)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

It's Mother's Day in cyberspace - and Hacker is determined to ruin it for everyone, especially Motherboard, by derailing the train that picks up the rare and colorful Madre Bonitas. This beautiful flower symbolizes Mother's Day, and it must be harvested on this one day only. It's a race against time, as the kids and Digit try to repair the breaks in the line and save Mother's Day.
The Big Idea: Use a decimal point to join tenths with whole numbers and you have a decimal system you can use to easily record, compare and combine whole numbers with fractions.
Math Topic: Decimals; NCTM Links: Number and Operations

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Model Behavior (Episode #122)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

To protect themselves from Hacker's constant attempts to capture cybersite Happily-Ever-After, the King and his fairy-tale subjects construct a glass Skywall to keep Hacker out of the kingdom. But Hacker unfolds a brilliant scheme to crack open the Skywall - using the Wicked Witch's Voice! Can the kids use models to outwit Hacker before Wicked sings?!! The Big Idea: Make a model - a simplified version of something complicated - and you can easily and safely understand how it works. Math Topic: Using Models NCTM Links: Geometry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Trading Places (Episode #120)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Money) - While attempting to rescue Dr. Marbles, the kids and Digit crash land on cybersite Nowhere, along with Hacker, Buzz and Delete. As a result of the crash, Hacker is shrunk, and Buzz and Delete become smart. In a race to rebuild their cybercraft and save Marbles, Digit and the kids learn to trade and barter and eventually create a monetary system. But who will finish first?!! The Big Idea: Instead of trading what you have for what you want, you can make it easy to buy and sell by creating a system where you exchange goods for tokens of different fixed values - money!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Send in the Clones (Episode #119)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Multiplication) - Hacker's plan to clone himself so he can wreak havoc throughout cyberspace in many places at once, goes haywire when his newly invented Clonitron clones Delete instead of himself. But Hacker takes advantage of the mishap by sending the Delete clones to takeover the R-Fair City cybersite. To complicate matters, every time Delete sneezes - his clones multiply even more. As the problem escalates, the kids do the math to keep track of the number of clones as they increase. Meanwhile, Cy Clone, a famous clone catcher sent to the site by Motherboard, vacuums up the clones - while Digit tries to get the Clonitron away from Hacker. The Big Idea: Multiplication is just repeated addition. If you're having trouble multiplying, you can always add to find your answer.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Problem Solving In Shangri-La (Episode #118)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Cool It (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Liquid Volume) - Determined to destroy Motherboard in any way possible, Hacker cleverly clogs up her cooling system. Digit brings the kids into cyberspace to help fix her, but the special coolant Motherboard needs, cryoxide, is found only in Castleblanca - and the supply is closely monitored! To bring back exactly enough cryoxide for Motherboard, the kids have to figure out the exact volume of Motherboard's tank. In the process, they discover the importance of a standard unit of measure - and fill a most unusual container with the precious cryoxide. The Big Idea: Just because one container appears bigger to the eye doesn't mean it holds more liquid than another. A container's volume depends on all its dimensions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Poddleville Case (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 9:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Fairy Borg Father (Episode #505)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Delete is having a bad day. Hacker yelled at him and Buzz made fun of his first-ever invention, a "Bunny-Copter." When he wishes things were better, Delete discovers he has a Fairy Borg Father named Zanko, who appears and grants him nine wishes. Chaos ensues from Delete's wacky wishes, and the CyberSquad is called in. When Zanko & Matt end up stuck on a ledge inside hazardous Statico Chasm, Inez and Jackie must 'refine & optimize' the Bunny-Copter to rescue them. Can they do it in time? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: When you have an invention that needs an improvement, identify the key feature that needs changing and vary it until the invention is as good as it can be.

Problem Solving In Shangri-La (Episode #118)

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 9:30 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, Sep 22, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Cool It (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Liquid Volume) - Determined to destroy Motherboard in any way possible, Hacker cleverly clogs up her cooling system. Digit brings the kids into cyberspace to help fix her, but the special coolant Motherboard needs, cryoxide, is found only in Castleblanca - and the supply is closely monitored! To bring back exactly enough cryoxide for Motherboard, the kids have to figure out the exact volume of Motherboard's tank. In the process, they discover the importance of a standard unit of measure - and fill a most unusual container with the precious cryoxide. The Big Idea: Just because one container appears bigger to the eye doesn't mean it holds more liquid than another. A container's volume depends on all its dimensions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Of All The Luck (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Clock Like An Egyptian (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Timekeeping) - Dr. Marbles finds the encryptor chip (the computer chip that will enable Marbles to delete Motherboard's virus) in an ancient pyramid. But the Mummy who guards the pyramid finds Marbles. When the kids and Digit arrive, they must work their way through the chambers of the pyramid - find Dr. Marbles - and escape before a trap set by the Mummy seals them inside forever. How much time do they have? Unfortunately, they have no clock or watch to tell them how much time has gone by. Is the mission impossible? Not for our kids! The Big Idea: To measure the passage of time, choose a starting point and count up the beats of something that repeats at steady, regular intervals.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Poddleville Case (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 9:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Fairy Borg Father (Episode #505)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Delete is having a bad day. Hacker yelled at him and Buzz made fun of his first-ever invention, a "Bunny-Copter." When he wishes things were better, Delete discovers he has a Fairy Borg Father named Zanko, who appears and grants him nine wishes. Chaos ensues from Delete's wacky wishes, and the CyberSquad is called in. When Zanko & Matt end up stuck on a ledge inside hazardous Statico Chasm, Inez and Jackie must 'refine & optimize' the Bunny-Copter to rescue them. Can they do it in time? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: When you have an invention that needs an improvement, identify the key feature that needs changing and vary it until the invention is as good as it can be.

A Perfect Fit (Episode #307)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

The monster Gigabyte returns! The bad guys bring Gigabyte to a remote, Mayan-style pyramid on cybersite Jimaya. The CyberSquad must work their way past a variety of obstacles, and block the rays of the sun before it can energize the metal monster and cause chaos!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Snow Day to Be Exact (Episode #104)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Estimation) - Hacker steals the powerful sunisphere from Solaria, causing the cyberworld's sunny vacation paradise to be covered in snow! In a fun-filled chase across the snowy terrain, the kids discover the power and speed of estimation in order to recover the glowing orb from Buzz and Delete before the temperature reaches zero and the site freezes over forever. The Big Idea: Sometimes using a close answer is good enough for the problem you are solving.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Spellbound (Episode #707)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

When Wicked casts a spell on the Pompadorians to make them all adore her, Jackie and Digit must reproduce the only symbol that can break it - without being able to see what the symbol looks like. Matt and Inez can't get to Pompadoria to help, so they describe the symbol through their Skwak. But how can they describe the odd-looking spell-breaker accurately so Jackie can make a reproduction that works?

The Fairy Borg Father (Episode #505)

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Delete is having a bad day. Hacker yelled at him and Buzz made fun of his first-ever invention, a "Bunny-Copter." When he wishes things were better, Delete discovers he has a Fairy Borg Father named Zanko, who appears and grants him nine wishes. Chaos ensues from Delete's wacky wishes, and the CyberSquad is called in. When Zanko & Matt end up stuck on a ledge inside hazardous Statico Chasm, Inez and Jackie must 'refine & optimize' the Bunny-Copter to rescue them. Can they do it in time? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: When you have an invention that needs an improvement, identify the key feature that needs changing and vary it until the invention is as good as it can be.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Perfect Fit (Episode #307)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

The monster Gigabyte returns! The bad guys bring Gigabyte to a remote, Mayan-style pyramid on cybersite Jimaya. The CyberSquad must work their way past a variety of obstacles, and block the rays of the sun before it can energize the metal monster and cause chaos!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Peace, Love, and Hackerness (Episode #803)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker's fear rating has plummeted to near zero - almost no one is scare of him anymore! To boost his bad guy image, he blasts the antenna off of Far Out Radio and sets off a cataclysmic chain reaction: no music - no rebooter bees - no computer chips - no Cyberspace! The CyberSquad must find and measure each antenna piece so they can replace the antenna before Cyberspace shuts down.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Raising The Bar (Episode #210)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

The main Cybrary is under attack. Hacker, disguised as an exterminator called the Vermin Vexer, has released a mysterious cyberbug that is systematically destroying certain information - but Ms. Fileshare, the overworked Cybrarian, is too busy to notice. When Hacker uses bar graphs to confuse Ms. Fileshare, the kids create bar graphs of their own to counter his contentions. Which graph will Ms. Fileshare believe? And what information is Hacker trying to destroy? Math Topic: Bar Graphs; NCTM Links: Representation. *With special guest star Jasmine Guy*

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Snow Day to Be Exact (Episode #104)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Estimation) - Hacker steals the powerful sunisphere from Solaria, causing the cyberworld's sunny vacation paradise to be covered in snow! In a fun-filled chase across the snowy terrain, the kids discover the power and speed of estimation in order to recover the glowing orb from Buzz and Delete before the temperature reaches zero and the site freezes over forever. The Big Idea: Sometimes using a close answer is good enough for the problem you are solving.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Spellbound (Episode #707)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

When Wicked casts a spell on the Pompadorians to make them all adore her, Jackie and Digit must reproduce the only symbol that can break it - without being able to see what the symbol looks like. Matt and Inez can't get to Pompadoria to help, so they describe the symbol through their Skwak. But how can they describe the odd-looking spell-breaker accurately so Jackie can make a reproduction that works?

Eureeka! (Episode #113)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

True Colors (Episode #204)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker becomes a good guy! Can this possibly be true? A new, reformed Hacker runs for election against Motherboard, claiming to have done five good deeds, and promising to turn over a new leaf. Can the kids find a counter example that proves Hacker is lying - or will he be elected the new ruler of cyberspace? Guest voice: Al Roker as "Sam Vander Rom."
The Big Idea: When people use words like always, never, all, or none to claim something is true, be suspicious! Such claims are often false, and you need only a single counter example to disprove them.
Math Topic: Counter Examples
NCTM Link: Reasoning & Proof
Science Connection: Evaluating hypotheses

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 5:30 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?

Spellbound (Episode #707)

KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

When Wicked casts a spell on the Pompadorians to make them all adore her, Jackie and Digit must reproduce the only symbol that can break it - without being able to see what the symbol looks like. Matt and Inez can't get to Pompadoria to help, so they describe the symbol through their Skwak. But how can they describe the odd-looking spell-breaker accurately so Jackie can make a reproduction that works?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Eureeka! (Episode #113)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Double Trouble (Episode #209)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

With special guest star Geoffrey Holder. Out for revenge, Hacker invades Shangri-La and imprisons Master Pi. The kids and Digit arrive as Hacker searches for the Good Vibration - the source of peace and happiness on the cybersite. Trouble doubles with unexpected results for the kids as well as Hacker, Buzz and Delete. Will the good vibrations continue, or will Hacker turn Shangri La into Shangri Blah? The Big Idea: When something grows by doubling, it gets large surprisingly fast, growing ever faster the longer the doubling continues. Math Topic: Growth by Doubling; NCTM Links: Algebra *Science Connection: Comparing growth and patterns of change.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Clean Sweep (Episode #502)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

True Colors (Episode #204)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker becomes a good guy! Can this possibly be true? A new, reformed Hacker runs for election against Motherboard, claiming to have done five good deeds, and promising to turn over a new leaf. Can the kids find a counter example that proves Hacker is lying - or will he be elected the new ruler of cyberspace? Guest voice: Al Roker as "Sam Vander Rom."
The Big Idea: When people use words like always, never, all, or none to claim something is true, be suspicious! Such claims are often false, and you need only a single counter example to disprove them.
Math Topic: Counter Examples
NCTM Link: Reasoning & Proof
Science Connection: Evaluating hypotheses

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 5:30 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?

A World Without Zero (Episode #303)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Why does glamorous Gollywood go ga-ga when a nobody like Mister Z skips town? It's a fiendish Hacker scheme, of course. Because of a poison pen campaign devised by Hacker, Mister Z feels worthless and unwanted. He decides to leave Gollywood, taking his zeroes with him. The sudden disappearance of the number zero causes confusion and chaos, exactly as Hacker planned. As Hacker becomes the biggest star in Gollywood, the kids and Digit must show Mister Z he does indeed have a value by demonstrating the importance of the number zero.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Battle of Equals (Episode #125)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Ecohaven Ooze (Episode #504)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 5:30 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?

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

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

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?

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