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Cyberchase characters.


Thirteen/WNET New York and Nelvana

Series Description

Cyberchase is the math-mystery adventure cartoon series on PBS Kids that engages kids in the fun and challenge of mathematics. In each episode, young heroes Jackie, Matt, Inez, and their wisecracking cyber-bird friend Digit use math and problem-solving skills to thwart the dastardly villain, Hacker, and his bumbling henchmen Buzz and Delete in their mad quest to take over the cyberworld. The heroes' only weapon: BRAIN POWER! This award-winning PBS series delights kids with eye-popping action and humor. Each program ends with a catchy live-action segment, "Cyberchase for Real," which explores the show's topic in the real world. Two charismatic young hosts apply the math content featured in the animated episodes as they face everyday situations.

Currently in its third season, Cyberchase offers 40 episodes. New episodes premiered May 3 to 7, 2004, with more new episodes coming the fall.


National Science Foundation (NSF), PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Intel Foundation, The Kettering Family Foundation, The Volckhausen Family, Jif Peanut Butter, and Intel Corporation

Educational Outreach Budget Range

Large ($250K-$500K)

Educational Outreach "Producers"

Thirteen/WNET Cyberchase staff created all the educational outreach elements.


Outreach brings Cyberchase to grassroots settings. Outreach is working with three national partners: American Library Association (ALA), Girls Inc., and TERC/ASTC. (See Outcomes for partnership highlights.)

In this section:

>  Cyberchase

        Goals & Audience

        Outreach Elements


        Challenges &
        Lessons Learned

    Mister Rogers'

    Sesame Street


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