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Trick Or Treat (Episode #214)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker shows up at Motherboard Control Central. He pleads guilty to being the King of Chaos, but says he's sorry. He doesn't want to be a bad guy anymore. But when nobody's looking, he slips a strange frog into the air duct. What happens when this frog grows into a grotesque, alien creature that threatens to destroy Motherboard? And what will happen to the kids when they go inside Motherboard to track it down?

Castleblanca (Episode #102)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Finding Meaning from Data) - Dr. Marbles is captured by Hacker and taken to Castleblanca, a cyberspace version of Transylvania. Hacker's goal: transfer Marbles' brainpower into his newly-built robot named Megabyte! Summoned by Motherboard, the kids and Digit arrive with the knowledge that Hacker has taken Marbles to a castle - but which one? There are hundreds and hundreds of castles. To find Marbles, the kids must master the art of properly collecting data, organizing it and graphing the results - which are sometimes surprising! The Big Idea: Data is a lot more than a collection of numbers. When you gather it, organize and analyze it, you can discover useful information hidden in the numbers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Shari Spotter and the Cosmic Crumpets (Episode #311)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Digit and the kids must help Shari Spotter (of Frogsnorts School for Sorcerers) make the magical Cosmic Crumpets before Hacker crashes the Sorcerer's Ball and becomes the most powerful magician in Cyberspace!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Problem Solving In Shangri-La (Episode #118)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 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.

Spheres of Fears (Episode #610)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

In his latest and possibly maddest scheme ever, Hacker traps Digit and the kids in one of the dreaded Spheres of Fears, a mini-galaxy of orbs populated by eerie creatures called Creepers. He wants them out of the way so that Delete, in a diva star turn, can impersonate Motherboard and convince everyone in Cyberspace to cause chaos everywhere. No one can stop him now! To unlock the door and escape their Sphere, the kids must find the codebook-which Digit remembers is at the opposite end of the Sphere's diameter. And there is no way any of them will make that creepy journey alone! As chaos builds in cyberspace, the team uses the relationship between circumference and diameter to overcome obstacles, and their fears, in the search for the codebook. But can they find it in time? If they fail, chaos will reign supreme, and Hacker will take over the virtual universe forever!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Past Perfect Prediction (Episode #404)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Convinced that the last piece he needs to activate his powerful new machine is hidden in Slider's garage, Hacker threatens to evict the teen unless he pays up on an old debt. Enter the kids and Digit. As a way to raise the money, they convince Slider to open the garage for business - just like his dad did. They do, but quickly discover that there's more to it than meets the eye. Can they unlock the past to find the key to saving Slider's future?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Cool It (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Problem Solving In Shangri-La (Episode #118)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 26, 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, Oct 27, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Spheres of Fears (Episode #610)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

In his latest and possibly maddest scheme ever, Hacker traps Digit and the kids in one of the dreaded Spheres of Fears, a mini-galaxy of orbs populated by eerie creatures called Creepers. He wants them out of the way so that Delete, in a diva star turn, can impersonate Motherboard and convince everyone in Cyberspace to cause chaos everywhere. No one can stop him now! To unlock the door and escape their Sphere, the kids must find the codebook-which Digit remembers is at the opposite end of the Sphere's diameter. And there is no way any of them will make that creepy journey alone! As chaos builds in cyberspace, the team uses the relationship between circumference and diameter to overcome obstacles, and their fears, in the search for the codebook. But can they find it in time? If they fail, chaos will reign supreme, and Hacker will take over the virtual universe forever!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Halloween Howl (Episode #501)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

The CyberSquad must "divide and conquer" in order to rescue the Mayor from Hacker's clutches and save Castleblanca's big Halloween Howl party, which all the little monsters are looking forward to.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Measure for Measure (Episode #405)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker's mysterious machine is finally revealed - "The Transformatron" can change anyone into anything! He learns the kids have the Network Interface Card - the final piece he needs. But the kids have also found a map that leads them to Coop, Slider's long lost father. They are shocked to discover Coop has been a victim of magnetite. Before they can measure out the antidote, Hacker grabs the "NIC" - and Slider! Will the CyberSquad be able to rescue Slider? Can they cure Coop? And howwill they stop Hacker from taking over Cyberspace with his dastardly device?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Past Perfect Prediction (Episode #404)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Convinced that the last piece he needs to activate his powerful new machine is hidden in Slider's garage, Hacker threatens to evict the teen unless he pays up on an old debt. Enter the kids and Digit. As a way to raise the money, they convince Slider to open the garage for business - just like his dad did. They do, but quickly discover that there's more to it than meets the eye. Can they unlock the past to find the key to saving Slider's future?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Cool It (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

The Hacker's Challenge (Episode #801)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 9:30 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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The X-Factor (Episode #703)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

All is not well in Perfectamundo, a dome-enclosed cybersite, when orange spots are discovered building up on the dome's interior surface, blocking the site's precious sunlight. What source could be responsible for the spots multiplying so fast? Is it Hacker's new factory that pours out orange clouds through smoky stacks? It can't be that new Digifizz toy, with its tiny burst of colorful sparkles shooting into the air each time it gets used. With time running out, the CyberSquad must come to grips with the power of multiplication and use it to undo the site's pollution problem.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Of All The Luck (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Cool It (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 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: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Hacker's Challenge (Episode #801)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 9:30 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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Eye of Rom (Episode #207)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker steals the powerful Eye of Rom from Binky the Cat's pyramid, placing the Ancient Egypt cybersite in jeopardy. The kids and Digit set out to retrieve the Eye from Hacker, but the journey is packed with a maze of exciting, action-filled gambits that force them to first do and undo a series of complicated steps.
The Big Idea: Find the inverse of an action and you can undo it, putting things back the way they were.
Math Topic: Inverse Operations; NCTM Link: Number & Operations
Special guest star Bebe Neuwirth

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Sensible Flats (Episode #105)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The X-Factor (Episode #703)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

All is not well in Perfectamundo, a dome-enclosed cybersite, when orange spots are discovered building up on the dome's interior surface, blocking the site's precious sunlight. What source could be responsible for the spots multiplying so fast? Is it Hacker's new factory that pours out orange clouds through smoky stacks? It can't be that new Digifizz toy, with its tiny burst of colorful sparkles shooting into the air each time it gets used. With time running out, the CyberSquad must come to grips with the power of multiplication and use it to undo the site's pollution problem.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Of All The Luck (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Find Those Gleamers! (Episode #115)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Algebraic Variables) - The Hacker challenges Jackie, Matt and Inez to a contest on cyber-wide television! In order to prove to all of Cyberspace that Hacker's not as powerful or smart as he seems - the kids return to Topsy-Turvy Island on the Northern Frontier for the contest. Their mission is to power up a Mini-Wreaker using cyber-fireflies of varying power before the island turns inside out at sunset. The kids must use algebraic equations to determine how many Gleamers - and how much power - they'll need. The Big Idea: When you use a letter to stand in for a number that repeats or changes in a problem, you can simplify the arithmetic and make the problem easier to solve.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Inside Hacker (Episode #508)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

It's the CyberSquad's most ingenious plan ever - and most dangerous! If they can insert a new memory chip into Hacker's H-Drive, they can turn him from evil to good. Once he's been shrunk and is inside Hacker, Matt's mission goes like clockwork until a force field is activated and envelops the H-Drive. All seems lost until Digit remembers a robot that Dr Marbles made that can break through any force field. They can shrink it down and send it in to help Matt... but must first figure out how to make it follow their commands. Can Inez, Jackie and Digit program the robot in time?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Clock Like An Egyptian (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Of All The Luck (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 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: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Find Those Gleamers! (Episode #115)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Algebraic Variables) - The Hacker challenges Jackie, Matt and Inez to a contest on cyber-wide television! In order to prove to all of Cyberspace that Hacker's not as powerful or smart as he seems - the kids return to Topsy-Turvy Island on the Northern Frontier for the contest. Their mission is to power up a Mini-Wreaker using cyber-fireflies of varying power before the island turns inside out at sunset. The kids must use algebraic equations to determine how many Gleamers - and how much power - they'll need. The Big Idea: When you use a letter to stand in for a number that repeats or changes in a problem, you can simplify the arithmetic and make the problem easier to solve.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

All The Right Angles (Episode #205)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Face-Off (Episode #802)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 9:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Inside Hacker (Episode #508)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

It's the CyberSquad's most ingenious plan ever - and most dangerous! If they can insert a new memory chip into Hacker's H-Drive, they can turn him from evil to good. Once he's been shrunk and is inside Hacker, Matt's mission goes like clockwork until a force field is activated and envelops the H-Drive. All seems lost until Digit remembers a robot that Dr Marbles made that can break through any force field. They can shrink it down and send it in to help Matt... but must first figure out how to make it follow their commands. Can Inez, Jackie and Digit program the robot in time?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Clock Like An Egyptian (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

The Bluebird of Zappiness (Episode #805)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker's nemesis Ledge is back to settle the score with Hacker by finding the Bluebird of Zappiness - the key to fixing Motherboard's virus - before Hacker can. To stop him, Hacker makes an unlikely alliance - with the CyberSquad! Together they must figure out how clues from Motherboard - plus shadow math - can help them find it first. Can this unlikely team possibly succeed?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Totally Rad (Episode #202)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

The dastardly Hacker (Christopher Lloyd) takes over the Radopolis cybersite, declaring himself King in the season premiere. In an effort to dethrone him, the kids challenge the Hacker's extreme team to a winner-take-all skate-off. There's just one catch: high-scoring tricks need as much area as possible and the field keeps mysteriously changing! With Digit (Gilbert Gottfried) as coach, the kids put on a dazzling display of blading, boarding, and biking, but can they match their performance to the changing arena?
The Big Idea: Different shapes bounded by the same perimeter can enclose very different areas.
Math Topic: Perimeter/Area
NCTM Link: Algebra

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Poddleville Case (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Clock Like An Egyptian (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 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: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Bluebird of Zappiness (Episode #805)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker's nemesis Ledge is back to settle the score with Hacker by finding the Bluebird of Zappiness - the key to fixing Motherboard's virus - before Hacker can. To stop him, Hacker makes an unlikely alliance - with the CyberSquad! Together they must figure out how clues from Motherboard - plus shadow math - can help them find it first. Can this unlikely team possibly succeed?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Father's Day (Episode #705)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

It's the annual Father's Day Parade in Tikiville, and Creech's father, Max (Matthew Broderick), is this year's Cyberdad of the Year. Max was once a schoolmate of Hacker's - and continually bested Hacker in all of their endeavors. Hacker has decided it's time to get even and this time he's got a really clever plan... Using secret codes and a band of bad guys, he rolls into action, cleverly changing the code each step of the way to keep those "earthbrats" from catching on. Will Hacker succeed in spoiling Father's Day and embarrassing Max? Or will our heroes figure out the pattern to his codes in time to stop him?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

On The Line (Episode #509)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Totally Rad (Episode #202)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

The dastardly Hacker (Christopher Lloyd) takes over the Radopolis cybersite, declaring himself King in the season premiere. In an effort to dethrone him, the kids challenge the Hacker's extreme team to a winner-take-all skate-off. There's just one catch: high-scoring tricks need as much area as possible and the field keeps mysteriously changing! With Digit (Gilbert Gottfried) as coach, the kids put on a dazzling display of blading, boarding, and biking, but can they match their performance to the changing arena?
The Big Idea: Different shapes bounded by the same perimeter can enclose very different areas.
Math Topic: Perimeter/Area
NCTM Link: Algebra

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Poddleville Case (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Mother's Day (Episode #206)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

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

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TV Technical Issues

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    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

    • Wed 10/15 morning: KQED Plus (KQEH) Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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