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When Penguins Fly (Episode #602)

PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Penguins can't fly - or can they? In Cyberspace, on one special night each year, the penguins of Penguia take flight to deliver gifts to young borgs across the virtual universe. For the first time ever, the CyberSquad's friend Fluff is participating, and invites his pals Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to join him in the impressive Penguin March. They head to the Ice Palace, where the gifts are made and where magic snowflakes are sprinkled on the penguins so they can fly. But Hacker, up to his usual ruinous tricks, doesn't want a happy holiday (let alone happy little borgs) so he creates a giant ditch in front of the Ice Palace and traps all the penguins in its icy depths! The CyberSquad must get the penguins ice-shoes so they can climb out before midnight, but how many do they need? With too many to count, the answer lies in the kids' ability to sample the penguin population to make a close estimate. Can the CyberSquad save the penguins and their favorite holiday too??

Step By Step (Episode #605)

PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 5:30 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?

Fortress of Attitude (Episode #123)

PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Zeus on the Loose (Episode #106)

PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 -- 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:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Raising The Bar (Episode #210)

PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 -- 5:30 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*

Step By Step (Episode #605)

PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 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:

  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Fortress of Attitude (Episode #123)

PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

On The Line (Episode #509)

PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 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:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

All The Right Angles (Episode #205)

PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 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:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Zeus on the Loose (Episode #106)

PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 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:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Raising The Bar (Episode #210)

PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 5:30 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*

Team Spirit (Episode #606)

PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Chaos As Usual (Episode #609)

PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Introducing Memoryville, home to a vast storehouse of Cyberspace data, where The Slugball Open, a Cyberspace version of baseball, is in progress. In their attempt to win for a day the Key to the City, Team Motherboard has made it to the finals ... along with, you guessed it, Hacker! Unbeknownst to most (except, of course, to Hacker), this Key opens all doors to the city-including the door to the data storehouse! With surefire plans to win, Hacker can hardly wait to delete the data and create untold chaos. Undaunted by the awesome array of Hacker's bad guys, Team Motherboard discovers distinctive patterns to these nefarious sluggers' past performances. But can the hit charts they develop be enough to help the good guys win?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Mother's Day (Episode #206)

PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

Special Holiday Episode!" 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.

Raising The Bar (Episode #210)

PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 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:

  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Team Spirit (Episode #606)

PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Whale of a Tale (Episode #208)

PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Less Than Zero (Episode #121)

PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

The Leaders of Cyberspace have gathered to discuss Hacker's increasing influence, when they are suddenly interrupted by Hacker. Buzz and Delete, Hacker's henchmen, hide the leaders including Dr. Marbles, in the building and its' up to the kids to rescue them. Before long, the kids discover that they can only move between the building's levels by scaling its outside walls! So the kids turn the building into a giant ruler in order to keep track of the floors. And when they discover that there are levels beneath what they thought was "zero," the kids must tap into the power of negative numbers. The Big Idea: Numbers don't have to stop at zero! Negative numbers -- numbers that are less than zero -- can extend the range of what you can measure on a scale and give you the ability to compare numbers using direction as well as amount. Math Topic: Negative Numbers NCTM Links: Number & Operations.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Chaos As Usual (Episode #609)

PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Introducing Memoryville, home to a vast storehouse of Cyberspace data, where The Slugball Open, a Cyberspace version of baseball, is in progress. In their attempt to win for a day the Key to the City, Team Motherboard has made it to the finals ... along with, you guessed it, Hacker! Unbeknownst to most (except, of course, to Hacker), this Key opens all doors to the city-including the door to the data storehouse! With surefire plans to win, Hacker can hardly wait to delete the data and create untold chaos. Undaunted by the awesome array of Hacker's bad guys, Team Motherboard discovers distinctive patterns to these nefarious sluggers' past performances. But can the hit charts they develop be enough to help the good guys win?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Mother's Day (Episode #206)

PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

Special Holiday Episode!" 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.

The Poddleville Case (Episode #107)

PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 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:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Eureeka! (Episode #113)

PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 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:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Balancing Act (Episode #401)

PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

Shari Spotter is selected by Headmaster Stumblesnore to make a film about Frogsnorts. Matt is the director. Inez the writer. Jackie the producer. And Digit is the camerabird. The team collaborates well until they realize they're spending too much too fast. The solution: create a budget. Their efforts are complicated by The Hacker, who places Stumblesnore under a spell in an effort to become the new headmaster of Frogsnorts.

Mother's Day (Episode #206)

PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Special Holiday Episode!" 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:

  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Poddleville Case (Episode #107)

PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 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:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Totally Rad (Episode #202)

PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

The dastardly Hacker (Christopher Lloyd) takes over the Radopolis cybersite, declaring himself King in "Totally Rad," the season premiere of CYBERCHASE. 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Designing Mr. Perfect (Episode #503)

PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Frustrated that she can't find Mr. Perfect, The Wicked Witch sets out to design him, by turning a frog into her Prince Charming. Unknowingly, however, Wicked captures and transforms Digit instead of a frog. Her sympathetic wand, Wanda (Danica McKellar), secretly alerts the CyberSquad who jump into action. Their problems multiply when a jealous Hacker kidnaps their cyboid pal. The kids must design an invention that can do two things: navigate a perilous swamp AND get to the top of a tall cliff. Can they pull off the rescue before it's too late? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Make a design - a plan for your invention - before you start building so you can make sure that it will function the way that you want it to.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Eureeka! (Episode #113)

PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 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:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Balancing Act (Episode #401)

PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

Shari Spotter is selected by Headmaster Stumblesnore to make a film about Frogsnorts. Matt is the director. Inez the writer. Jackie the producer. And Digit is the camerabird. The team collaborates well until they realize they're spending too much too fast. The solution: create a budget. Their efforts are complicated by The Hacker, who places Stumblesnore under a spell in an effort to become the new headmaster of Frogsnorts.

The Hacker's Challenge (Episode #801)

PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 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:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Eye of Rom (Episode #207)

PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

With special guest star Bebe Neuwirth. 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Return to Sensible Flats (Episode #117)

PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

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

Balancing Act (Episode #401)

PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Shari Spotter is selected by Headmaster Stumblesnore to make a film about Frogsnorts. Matt is the director. Inez the writer. Jackie the producer. And Digit is the camerabird. The team collaborates well until they realize they're spending too much too fast. The solution: create a budget. Their efforts are complicated by The Hacker, who places Stumblesnore under a spell in an effort to become the new headmaster of Frogsnorts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Hacker's Challenge (Episode #801)

PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 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:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Codename: Icky (Episode #116)

PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Codes) - In the watery depths of cybersite Aquari-yum, the kids and Hacker go in search of a giant cyber-slug, who feeds on pure energy. The kids and Digit travel underwater in two separate vessels, but Hacker has a listening device that taps into their communications system, allowing him to overhear their plans - and track every move they make. The kids outsmart Hacker by devising a series of codes so they can send messages back and forth in secret - even though Hacker can hear what they're saying. But unless the kids can reach the slug first, Hacker will use the slug to attack Motherboard's circuitry and disable her once and for all! The Big Idea: You can use a code (a communication system that substitutes one thing for another) to send top-secret messages as long as your code has an adjustable rule that can be reversed to read the message.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Emperor Has Snow Clothes (Episode #702)

PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Eye of Rom (Episode #207)

PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

With special guest star Bebe Neuwirth. 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Return to Sensible Flats (Episode #117)

PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

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

Codename: Icky (Episode #116)

PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Codes) - In the watery depths of cybersite Aquari-yum, the kids and Hacker go in search of a giant cyber-slug, who feeds on pure energy. The kids and Digit travel underwater in two separate vessels, but Hacker has a listening device that taps into their communications system, allowing him to overhear their plans - and track every move they make. The kids outsmart Hacker by devising a series of codes so they can send messages back and forth in secret - even though Hacker can hear what they're saying. But unless the kids can reach the slug first, Hacker will use the slug to attack Motherboard's circuitry and disable her once and for all! The Big Idea: You can use a code (a communication system that substitutes one thing for another) to send top-secret messages as long as your code has an adjustable rule that can be reversed to read the message.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Eureeka! (Episode #113)

PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

(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:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
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