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A Whale of a Tale (Episode #208)

KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

With special guest star Al Roker. A trip to R-Fair City nearly turns into a monster mash when Hacker abducts Glowla, a beautiful cyberlady who generates pure energy. Hacker is able to snatch Glowla by reprogramming her trick whale, Snout. As a result, Snout goes on a rampage. Digit and the kids must find Glowla and stop Snout before he totally destroys R-Fair City. The Big Idea: To be confident about your solution to a problem, make sure the answer is reasonable - that it is "in the ballpark". Math Topic: Ballpark Estimation; NCTM Links: Number and Operations Science Connection: Real-world checking of conclusions.

Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 9:30 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
NCTM Link: Number & Operations

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Size Me Up (Episode #124)

KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker plans to launch a new virus at Motherboard - one that will crash her hard drive once and for all so he can take over cyberspace. To stop the kids and Digit from getting in his way, he tricks them into a cybersite from which escape seems impossible. In a confounding juxtaposition of scale and size, the kids first find themselves in a land of giants - then become giants themselves in a land of little people. The kids must cope with these disparities in scale and size, and use their brainpower to escape and warn Motherboard before Hacker can launch his virus. The Big Idea: You can create an exact likeness of something--though one that is a different size--by multiplying the size of every part of your original by the same number. Math Topic: Scale and Size; NCTM Links: Geometry, Algebra.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Perfect Score (Episode #608)

KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

While enjoying a little R & R in Solaria, Hacker is delighted to see Wicked, who is also on vacation-but she's not alone! She's partnered with Nug Grommet, the handsome cyber-surfing champion in a dance contest. Turning even greener with jealousy, Hacker enters the contest to prove his superiority. Only there's one small problem-who can he coerce into being his partner? Enter the CyberSquad. Observing Jackie's prowess on the dance floor, Hacker has Buzz and Delete detain Inez, then forces Jackie to teach him the moves and dance with him in exchange for Inez's safe return. As the contest unfolds, it becomes apparent that the judges lack a workable scoring system to decide the winner. Determined to help Inez, Matt joins the judges to find a way to score the contest. And, as Wicked points out, it had better be fair or she will wreak her revenge! Should Matt give Hacker and Jackie a higher score than Wicked and Nug so Inez can go free? Or judge the contest fairly and hope Digit rescues Nezzie in time?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Blowin' in the Wind (Episode #704)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker pursues a career as a singing idol and goes on tour, leaving behind a book that contains the secret to curing Motherboard's virus, buried in the windiest place on the Northern Frontier. Slider and the CyberSquad are determined to find it...but to do so they must discover how to measure wind speeds in different places so they can compare them. Can the kids find the book before Buzz and Delete, who want to steal Hacker's secret? Stay tuned for the surprise ending!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Mother's Day (Episode #206)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 5:30 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

A Tikiville Turkey Day (Episode #410)

KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Unhappily Ever After (Episode #603)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker, longing again for Wicked, devises a deliciously dreadful plan to impress her: He sneaks into Happily-Ever-Afterville, uncovers the Book of Unhappy Endings, releases them across the site and crowns himself king! Wicked, duly impressed, becomes his Queen and together they delight as unhappy endings unfold. To rescue the site, the CyberSquad must get the Book back from Hacker to recapture the unhappy endings, and seal it inside 3 nesting boxes with precisely fitting lids ... all before sundown! Of course, Hacker has destroyed the lids, but the kids enlist the carpentry skills of one of the Three Little Pigs. Can the team figure out how to cut new lids in time - or will this tale end Unhappily Ever After?

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Model Behavior (Episode #122)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Mother's Day (Episode #206)

KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 23, 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: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Tikiville Turkey Day (Episode #410)

KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Step By Step (Episode #605)

KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

In the company of the ghostly pirate Ivanka, the elusive Doctor Marbles is back, and this time he's discovered a powerful cybermineral he can use to help Motherboard. Located deep inside a volcano on the cybersite Corsario, this "Magmalux" is strong enough to override the virus Hacker inflicted on the beloved Cyberspace ruler. Unfortunately, Hacker is on to Marbles and traps him on Skull Island so he can retrieve the Magmalux for his own evil purpose. Enter the CyberSquad: Digit tracks Hacker while the kids solve another problem: how to rescue Marbles! Hacker has destroyed the bridge to Skull Island, and the water surrounding it is infested with electric eels. Can they build a new bridge-with just an old sign to work with-and get to the volcano in time to stop Hacker?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Escape from Merlin's Maze (Episode #604)

KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

On the prowl for a new power source, Hacker descends on Frogsnorts School of Sorcery. His scheme? To steal Professor Stumblesnore's wand and harness its awesome magic to energize himself. Hacker's first task is to get star student Shari Spotter out of his way. He entraps Shari in Merlin's Maze by blocking her path with a series of heavy stone slabs. The CyberSquad learns of Shari's plight, but the slabs that block her escape are too heavy to move unaided. In their rescue mission, the kids experiment with levers and discover a proportional rule: Multiply the length of your lever and you will similarly multiply the weight you can lift. They free Shari, but not in time: Hacker has been successful and stolen Stumblesnore's magic! Is Shari's magic powerful enough to defeat him?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Unhappily Ever After (Episode #603)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker, longing again for Wicked, devises a deliciously dreadful plan to impress her: He sneaks into Happily-Ever-Afterville, uncovers the Book of Unhappy Endings, releases them across the site and crowns himself king! Wicked, duly impressed, becomes his Queen and together they delight as unhappy endings unfold. To rescue the site, the CyberSquad must get the Book back from Hacker to recapture the unhappy endings, and seal it inside 3 nesting boxes with precisely fitting lids ... all before sundown! Of course, Hacker has destroyed the lids, but the kids enlist the carpentry skills of one of the Three Little Pigs. Can the team figure out how to cut new lids in time - or will this tale end Unhappily Ever After?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Model Behavior (Episode #122)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Double Trouble (Episode #209)

KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 18, 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: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Deedle Beast (Episode #706)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Digit is pet-sitting in Golftopia, taking care of Dewey, a lovable Deedle Beast. But suddenly Dewey starts going berserk on his daily walks. What's going on?! The kids arrive to help, but how do you figure out what's wrong with an animal that can't talk? The kids begin to see a pattern in the critter's odd behavior - and the plot thickens when they realize that Hacker has moved in right next door. What is the King of Chaos up to this time?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Trading Places (Episode #120)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 5:30 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!

Model Behavior (Episode #122)

KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 16, 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: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Double Trouble (Episode #209)

KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 15, 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: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Battle of Equals (Episode #125)

KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 14, 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: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Jimaya Jam (Episode #607)

KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker has discovered an army of awesome creatures he can use to rule cyberspace, but they are carved in stone on the walls of the Pyramid of Jimaya. To bring the animals to life, he must steal the Sphere of Being, a magical orb closely guarded by three ghosts (Hacker's worst nightmare). How can he distract them so he can steal the Sphere? Opportunity knocks when he tricks Jules, recently hired as tour guide, into pushing the wrong button and falling, along with the kids and Creech, into an underground arena from which there is no escape! Confronted by the Jam Master, the guardian of the pyramid, and the Pyramid's three ghosts, the kids are told they can go free if they can overcome the ghosts in a game of Jimaya Jam. The game is like basketball except for a few small quirks: When Matt tries to dribble and move the ball across the court, it breaks! And he can't move from where he stands on the court once he receives it. Coach Jackie struggles with a game plan until the kids realize that diagramming her plays makes it a whole lot easier to follow them. Down to their last ball, stopping Hacker rests on their ability to diagram and execute the right play.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Deedle Beast (Episode #706)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Digit is pet-sitting in Golftopia, taking care of Dewey, a lovable Deedle Beast. But suddenly Dewey starts going berserk on his daily walks. What's going on?! The kids arrive to help, but how do you figure out what's wrong with an animal that can't talk? The kids begin to see a pattern in the critter's odd behavior - and the plot thickens when they realize that Hacker has moved in right next door. What is the King of Chaos up to this time?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Trading Places (Episode #120)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 5:30 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!

Gone with the Fog (Episode #701)

KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

The CyberSquad is in Gollywood making a movie when Glittertown's top designer, hairdresser and make-up artist go missing in a dense and unexpected fog. Turns out Hacker is responsible and has spirited the stylists away to his home base. Cyberspace's favorite weathercaster Stormy Gale (Janice Huff) helps the kids discover how to make fog, but to pull off a daring rescue, the kids have to find the elusive dew point at the Northern Frontier on their own. Can they figure it out and make their own fog to get the glam-makers back home safely?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Zeus on the Loose (Episode #106)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 9:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Send in the Clones (Episode #119)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Trading Places (Episode #120)

KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 9, 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: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Gone with the Fog (Episode #701)

KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

The CyberSquad is in Gollywood making a movie when Glittertown's top designer, hairdresser and make-up artist go missing in a dense and unexpected fog. Turns out Hacker is responsible and has spirited the stylists away to his home base. Cyberspace's favorite weathercaster Stormy Gale (Janice Huff) helps the kids discover how to make fog, but to pull off a daring rescue, the kids have to find the elusive dew point at the Northern Frontier on their own. Can they figure it out and make their own fog to get the glam-makers back home safely?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Digit's B-Day Surprise (Episode #601)

KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

The kids have a really cool plan for Digit's b-day-a surprise party! But in order to keep the secret, they pretend to forget his big day. Disappointed, Digit goes off on his own and runs into Hacker. The vexatious villain is only too happy to take advantage of the situation: If he can convince the dejected Digit that he is his one true friend, he can reprogram the cyboid to gain access to Motherboard! Meanwhile, the kids have a special gift made for their pal-a chocolate "Digit" sculpture. But to get it to the party, they must cross a desert where the heat threatens to melt the sweet treat. By observing how wearing a wet bandana keeps them cool, the kids figure out that evaporation is key to keeping the choco-sculpture from melting. But can they get it to Digit in one piece before Hacker cons him into changing sides?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

True Colors (Episode #204)

KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 6, 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: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Zeus on the Loose (Episode #106)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 9:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Send in the Clones (Episode #119)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Ecohaven Cse (Episode #301)

KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Someone has stolen the legendary cyberbeast Choocroca from cybersite EcoHaven, and the only clue is the culprit's footprint. Using the principles of "body math," the CyberSquad has to sleuth out who took Choocroca, and rescue the massive beast. The suspects are members of a safari team -- one of them is secretly working for Hacker, who wants to capture the creature and use it to takeover Cyberspace. The CyberSquad must use forensic science to build their case and find both the culprit and the critter before Hacker gets his way.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Shari Spotter and the Cosmic Crumpets (Episode #311)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 3, 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: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Problem Solving In Shangri-La (Episode #118)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 3, 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.

Send in the Clones (Episode #119)

KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 2, 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: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Ecohaven Cse (Episode #301)

KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Someone has stolen the legendary cyberbeast Choocroca from cybersite EcoHaven, and the only clue is the culprit's footprint. Using the principles of "body math," the CyberSquad has to sleuth out who took Choocroca, and rescue the massive beast. The suspects are members of a safari team -- one of them is secretly working for Hacker, who wants to capture the creature and use it to takeover Cyberspace. The CyberSquad must use forensic science to build their case and find both the culprit and the critter before Hacker gets his way.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Trick Or Treat (Episode #214)

KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

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?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
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