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Father's Day (Episode #705)

PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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?

Trading Places (Episode #120)

PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

(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!

Going Solar (Episode #902)

PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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?

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

PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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?

A Piece of the Action (Episode #304)

PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Digit disappears while visiting his friends the Scritters, so Motherboard sends Matt, Jackie and Inez to investigate. They discover that Hacker has found a supply of Magnetite, and will use it to fill up a rocket capable of erasing all of Motherboard's memory disks. Can the kids stop Hacker before he collects a hundred percent of the Magnetite he needs to launch the rocket, or will Motherboard be shut down once and for all?

The Deedle Beast (Episode #706)

PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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?

Trading Places (Episode #120)

PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

(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!

A Whale of a Tale (Episode #208)

PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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.

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

PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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?

A Tikiville Turkey Day (Episode #410)

PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Find the rule for a pattern you observe in the natural world and you can use what you have learned to make similar patterns of your own.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

A Whale of a Tale (Episode #208)

PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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.

The Deedle Beast (Episode #706)

PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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?

Size Me Up (Episode #124)

PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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.

A Tikiville Turkey Day (Episode #410)

PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Find the rule for a pattern you observe in the natural world and you can use what you have learned to make similar patterns of your own.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

Ecohaven Ooze (Episode #504)

PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

When Hacker discovers that the liquid ooze that feeds the animals of EcoHaven also gives him a super energy boost, he decides to drain the pond and take the ooze home. He builds a fort around the pond, so the CyberSquad must figure out a way to get in without being noticed. They take inspiration from the Greek myth of the Trojan Horse and build a giant "Trojan Ducky." After testing a model of their invention to be sure it works, they hide inside the duck, and fool Delete into taking them to Hacker. But how will they stop Hacker's nefarious plot? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Build a working model of your invention to communicate and test your ideas, and make necessary improvements so the invention works the way you want it to.

A Whale of a Tale (Episode #208)

PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Peace, Love, and Hackerness (Episode #803)

PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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

Size Me Up (Episode #124)

PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Send in the Clones (Episode #119)

PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

(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 Ooze (Episode #504)

PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

When Hacker discovers that the liquid ooze that feeds the animals of EcoHaven also gives him a super energy boost, he decides to drain the pond and take the ooze home. He builds a fort around the pond, so the CyberSquad must figure out a way to get in without being noticed. They take inspiration from the Greek myth of the Trojan Horse and build a giant "Trojan Ducky." After testing a model of their invention to be sure it works, they hide inside the duck, and fool Delete into taking them to Hacker. But how will they stop Hacker's nefarious plot? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Build a working model of your invention to communicate and test your ideas, and make necessary improvements so the invention works the way you want it to.

The X-Factor (Episode #703)

PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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.

Peace, Love, and Hackerness (Episode #803)

PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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

A Seedy Business (Episode #1003)

PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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.

The Icky Factor (Episode #402)

PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Hacker launches his most dastardly and secretive scheme ever! He's building a device so dastardly, victory over Cyberspace is in his sights. His cunning contraption calls for an unusual power source - the Electric Eel of Aquari-Yum. To get the eel, Hacker traps its guardian, cyberslug Icky, far from home. The kids and Digit must use the concept of factoring to save the day. But can they rescue Icky and stop Hacker from stealing the Electric Eel?

A Perfect Fit (Episode #307)

PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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

Send in the Clones (Episode #119)

PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

(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.

The X-Factor (Episode #703)

PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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.

A Seedy Business (Episode #1003)

PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

The Icky Factor (Episode #402)

PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

Hacker launches his most dastardly and secretive scheme ever! He's building a device so dastardly, victory over Cyberspace is in his sights. His cunning contraption calls for an unusual power source - the Electric Eel of Aquari-Yum. To get the eel, Hacker traps its guardian, cyberslug Icky, far from home. The kids and Digit must use the concept of factoring to save the day. But can they rescue Icky and stop Hacker from stealing the Electric Eel?

A Perfect Fit (Episode #307)

PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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

Raising The Bar (Episode #210)

PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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 X-Factor (Episode #703)

PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

The Case of the Missing Memory (Episode #407)

PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

Under the guise of a peace mission, Wicked arrives at Control Central with a handful of bad guys. But someone's up to no good, and steals Motherboard's precious Memory Integrator. Whodunit? Where is it?? And what does it look like??? Digit and the kids must figure out what they know - what they don't know - and what they need to know. Can they do it all before Motherboard's memory is lost forever? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: When faced with a problem, make sure you have all the information you need to solve it.

The Icky Factor (Episode #402)

PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Hacker launches his most dastardly and secretive scheme ever! He's building a device so dastardly, victory over Cyberspace is in his sights. His cunning contraption calls for an unusual power source - the Electric Eel of Aquari-Yum. To get the eel, Hacker traps its guardian, cyberslug Icky, far from home. The kids and Digit must use the concept of factoring to save the day. But can they rescue Icky and stop Hacker from stealing the Electric Eel?

True Colors (Episode #204)

PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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.

Raising The Bar (Episode #210)

PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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*

Return to Sensible Flats (Episode #117)

PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

(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.

Parks and Recreation (Episode #1004)

PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Spellbound (Episode #707)

PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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

The Case of the Missing Memory (Episode #407)

PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Under the guise of a peace mission, Wicked arrives at Control Central with a handful of bad guys. But someone's up to no good, and steals Motherboard's precious Memory Integrator. Whodunit? Where is it?? And what does it look like??? Digit and the kids must figure out what they know - what they don't know - and what they need to know. Can they do it all before Motherboard's memory is lost forever? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: When faced with a problem, make sure you have all the information you need to solve it.

True Colors (Episode #204)

PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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.

Return to Sensible Flats (Episode #117)

PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

(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.

Parks and Recreation (Episode #1004)

PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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.

Spellbound (Episode #707)

PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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

A Battle of Equals (Episode #125)

PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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.

True Colors (Episode #204)

PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Jimaya Jam (Episode #607)

PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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.

Parks and Recreation (Episode #1004)

PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

The Hacker's Challenge (Episode #801)

PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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!

A Battle of Equals (Episode #125)

PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Jimaya Jam (Episode #607)

PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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.

The Hacker's Challenge (Episode #801)

PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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!

Crystal Clear (Episode #507)

PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

When Digit's systems go wonky, Motherboard sends him to the caves that house the Synchronizer, the beautiful crystal that keeps all borgs correctly timed. But before he can be put back in sync, he gets a glitch and tosses his crystal synchrometer into a tunnel and then flies off the wrong way down into a deep, dark chasm. Called in to help, Jackie, Matt and Inez meet Jules, the cave's timid guard, who teams up with them to find the synchrometer (using the unique geometry of crystals) and to find Digit, who's hopelessly lost. To thwart their plans, Hacker steals the Synchronizer. Can the kids figure out how to replace it and save their friend?

Jimaya Jam (Episode #607)

PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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.

Watts of Halloween Trouble (Episode #1101)

PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

Matt is setting up the farm for his family's annual Halloween Pumpkin Patch Party and he is so excited! All his relatives come for the celebration, and even Grammy will be there this year! Inez and Jackie urge Matt to take a quick break and go into Cyberspace for Haunt-O-Rama at R-Fair City - an amusement park cybersite lit up to the nines for the Halloween holiday. The girls assure Matt he will be back home in plenty of time, and he agrees to go. But all their plans change when Hacker traps the kids on R-Fair City, hacking the portal system so they can't get back to Earth! (He thought he was keeping them out of Cyberspace for good, but alas, Buzz and Delete botched their task yet again.) Upset that he came to R-Fair City in the first place, Matt is worried about missing his family's party. The kids must find enough energy on R-Fair City to power Digit's old Portal Rebooter and fix the system. With the Halloween celebration in full swing, can they find enough big and small ways to save energy amid the bright lights? And will Matt make it back in time to see Grammy?

The Hacker's Challenge (Episode #801)

PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

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!

Trick Or Treat (Episode #214)

PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 6:30 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?

Crystal Clear (Episode #507)

PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

When Digit's systems go wonky, Motherboard sends him to the caves that house the Synchronizer, the beautiful crystal that keeps all borgs correctly timed. But before he can be put back in sync, he gets a glitch and tosses his crystal synchrometer into a tunnel and then flies off the wrong way down into a deep, dark chasm. Called in to help, Jackie, Matt and Inez meet Jules, the cave's timid guard, who teams up with them to find the synchrometer (using the unique geometry of crystals) and to find Digit, who's hopelessly lost. To thwart their plans, Hacker steals the Synchronizer. Can the kids figure out how to replace it and save their friend?

Spheres of Fears (Episode #610)

PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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!

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