Math rules in this animated adventure series which energizes kids ages 8 to 11 with math power. Full of cyber-mysteries with eye-popping animation and a sly comic flair, it features the voices of Christopher Lloyd and Gilbert Gottfried. The series sends the message that math is fun - it's about problem solving and, boy, does it come in handy. When the dastardly villain Hacker launches a mad mission to conquer the virtual universe, Motherboard calls upon 3 earth kids for help. They are Jackie, Matt and Inez - the culturally diverse heroes - who, along with the wise-cracking cyber-bird Digit, travel from their real-world realm to the colorful virtual vistas of cyberspace, where they vanquish the bad guys in an all-out battle of wits.
True Colors (#204) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
The Eye of Rom (#207) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
A Whale of a Tale (#208) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
Problem Solving In Shangri-La (#118) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
(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.
- KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 27, 2016 -- 12:30am
Hugs and Witches (#201) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
It's Valentine's Day, and Hacker captures Doctor Marbles and Lady Ada Lovelace (Jane Curtin), placing them inside a time machine invented by the mathematically-minded Lovelace. The kids and Digit must decipher a series of poems left behind by Lady L, and free them from the time machine before it time travels to the nether world of cyberspace - never to return! Will the kids get there in time, or will Valentine's Day bring nothing but broken hearts?
All The Right Angles (#205) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
- KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 28, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
- KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
- KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me
- KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 3, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
- KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
- KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me
- KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 30, 2016 -- 12:30am Remind me
Double Trouble (#209) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
Mother's Day (#206) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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 (#210) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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*
The Wedding Scammer (#211) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Believing that the Wicked Witch is really the long lost daughter of a powerful king, Hacker agrees to marry her, convinced that their union will double his power and Motherboard will never be able to defeat him. What Hacker doesn't know is that Wicked has secretly hidden away the REAL long-lost daughter of the king and stolen her identity. The kids must think their way through an intricate series of puzzles to free the real daughter. Will they succeed and get back to the wedding before Hacker and Wicked say "I do"? Math Topic: Making Hard Problems Easier; NCTM Links: Problem Solving. *With special guest star Al Roker*
The Guilty Party (#212) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Hacker returns to Poddleville with a peace offering: a magnificent statue of the Mayor of Poddleville. But at the unveiling party, Hacker accuses someone of stealing the key to his recharger chair. The accused claims he's innocent. Like Sherlock Holmes and Watson, the kids and Digit investigate the crime by interviewing eyewitnesses and recreating the crime scene. But the more they investigate - the more the accused is placed at the scene of the crime. Everyone saw him. It appears that Hacker has found the culprit. But has he? And what's that strange noise coming from inside the statue? Math Topic: Point of View; NCTM Links: Geometry.
A Time to Cook (#213) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Hacker finds the part he needs to fix his Magnetic Magnotube - a machine that would disable Motherboard forever - in a most unlikely place. All he has to do to get it is win a cooking contest on the hit cyberspace TV show, The Fearless Chef. Hacker's plan? To kidnap his competition. But the Cybersquad is on to him. The girls go on a rescue mission to save the Fearless Chef, while Matt and Digit take on Hacker. Digit is already a celebrity chef, so this should be a piece of cake. They must race the clock and Hacker to cook three delicious dishes in three outrageous locations. Will Digit beat Hacker? Only time will tell. Math Topic: Elapsed Time; NCTM Links: Measurement.
Trick Or Treat (#214) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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?
Fit to Be Heroes (#1001H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
The CyberSquad and their new friend Scanner embark on a quest to build a new Encryptor Chip for Motherboard and cure her virus. With Hacker in hot pursuit, the kids must run, ski, canoe and climb their way to the end of the mission. In the process, they learn that a little activity over time adds up. But will they also cure Motherboard? Big idea: To have fun and be healthy, get up and moving for sixty minutes each day. Math concepts: Data Representation/Tables.
A Recipe for Chaos (#1002H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
A popular new restaurant in Castleblanca serves delicious meals, but all the residents have become cranky and tired. The CyberSquad quickly learns the restaurant's food is unhealthy...and Hacker is behind it all. To get Hacker to stop making his unhealthy food, Digit challenges him to a cook-off. But if Hacker wins, the kids must leave Cyberspace forever! Who will win the hearts--and stomachs!--of Castleblanca? Big idea: Eat a balanced mix of food at meal times to keep your body healthy. Math concepts: Data Representation/Pie Charts.
A Seedy Business (#1003H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
The citizens of Factoria have been put back to work at a toy factory where they get free meals. The problem? The benefactor is none other than Hacker, and the meals all come from vending machines. The CyberSquad and their new friend--a little Factorian girl named Zoreen--suspect Hacker is up to no good, and they discover he's not making toys, but spy planes! To get the Factorians out of Hacker's clutches, the CyberSquad must show them how to grow their own food. Can they put Hacker out of business for good? Big idea: Delicious, healthful vegetables don't just come from the store. They grow from seeds - and you can grow (and eat) them yourself! Math concept: Area.
Parks and Recreation (#1004H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Kids in glamorous Gollywood have no safe place to play. When they discover an empty lot that can be converted to a park, they have only one opponent: Hacker. He wants the lot for his new Gollywood Tower, which he claims will broadcast entertainment to all of Cyberspace. (The tower is really meant to corrupt Motherboard's hard drive.) The CyberSquad goes up against Hacker at a city council hearing. Will they get their park, or will Hacker dazzle the council into approving his tower? Big idea: Communities need to provide safe, inviting outdoor spaces where kids can play and be physically active. Math concepts: Data Collection and Representation: Surveys, Tally Marks.
Bottled Up (#1005H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Radopolis has a big problem: water bottles. Radsters are an active bunch, but their desire to stay hydrated has led to a huge bottle pile-up. Way Cool Arena has been turned into a bottle dump, and the beloved skate park is next! The kids and Slider must find a way to get rid of the heaps of empties and reduce future waste while making sure Radsters stay healthy. Can they prevent their rad cybersite from getting bottled up? Big idea: Drinking water regularly is essential, but how you drink it is also important. Make choices that are healthy for both your body and the environment. Math concepts: Sampling and Multiplication.
An Urchin Matter (#901) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
There's a mega mystery in Megabays - the once-healthy kelp in Big Bay is washing ashore. The CyberSquad must work with Captain Skuttlebutt, keeper of the bays, to get to the bottom of it. They explore the marine ecosystem and discover that there are way more urchins than anything else... but why? Is it nature at work, or is something - or someone - causing the underwater kelp forest's collapse?
Going Solar (#902) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
A televised skate-off will decide ultimate naming rights for the new Radopolis skate park. Will it be named after Slider, the ace skateboarder of Cyberspace, or The Hacker, the vainest villain in the virtual universe? When the power mysteriously goes out at the skate park, the CyberSquad and Digit must find a way to turn it back on before the nighttime skateboarding extravaganza. They decide to use solar panels to collect energy during the day that can power the park at night. But will they have enough area to install the panels, and enough time to collect energy before sundown? And if they do, can their friend out-skate the ace cheater of Cyberpsace?
Trash Creep (#903) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Perfectamundo isn't so perfect anymore - the trash is out of control! A giant garbage heap threatens to break through the cybersite's dome, and the CyberSquad must become garbologists in order to reduce the rubbish. Hacker, meanwhile, is digging through the very same heap for some mistakenly discarded seeds that will allow him to grow an army of monster plants to take over Cyberspace. Will he find the seeds before the Perfectamundians solve their trash problem? Or is the dome doomed?
The Cyberchase Movie, Part 1 (#904) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Hacker and his bumbling henchbots Buzz and Delete are drilling inside the nature preserve Ecotopia. They're desperately searching for the Emergency Reset Button, which will allow Hacker to re-format all of Cyberspace to his settings...putting him in charge of everyone and everything forever! He accidentally triggers a slime geyser, which destroys many animals' habitats. The overcrowding causes manic monkeys, chaotic crocs and outraged orangutans. The CyberSquad is called in to rescue the animals and restore harmony to Ecotopia. They team up with Ollie (guest star Rico Rodriguez), a Junior Ranger, and quickly learn this isn't their only problem.
The Cyberchase Movie, Part 2 (#905) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Hacker's careless drilling on Ecotopia set off a slime geyser, which destroyed many animals' habitats. After teaming up with Ollie (guest star Rico Rodriguez) to restore harmony, the CyberSquad learns that rescuing animals isn't their only problem. Ollie's mom has gone missing too. And old friends and longtime foes mysteriously surface as the drama unfolds. Can the kids restore Ecotopia, rescue their friends and prevent Cyberspace from being lost to the villainous Hacker forever?
Totally Rad (#202) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green (#203) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.