Jump start your math instruction by using PBS Kids’ standards based program CYBERCHASE that targets children in grades 3 - 5. Combine the award winning TV program with online activities. CYBERCHASE has been on the air since 2001 using the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards as a basis for all of its math activities. This newsletter focuses on 8 episodes that will air during the summer. All of the activities and online resources have been aligned with the Arizona Articulated Math Standards.

Produced by Thirteen/WNET New York and Nelvana International, the Award-winning series CYBERCHASE is the only mathematics series for children on American television. Designed for kids ages 8 to 12 and packed with mystery, humor, and action, each episode delivers positive messages about math by teaching concepts in a fun way that kids can understand. CYBERCHASE teaches kids that math is everywhere, everyone can be good at it, and it's fun! CYBERCHASE Online for Teachers provides everything you need to bring the math adventure and learning fun of CYBERCHASE to your students.

Each episode is a thrilling adventure driven by a different math concept. From tackling time in ancient Egyptian tombs to cracking codes in creepy caves, kids learn that math is everywhere and fun to use! In For Real, the live-action segment following each animated episode, kids are shown how math can help solve life's wacky problems in the real world. Beyond the TV episodes, learning continues through dynamic online activities that help kids explore their world -- and have a blast with math in their schools and homes! Click here for more information…

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ASSET Recommends… Reviewed sites to make connections across the curriculum
The following resources have been reviewed by ASSET and evaluated for their educational content and alignment to the Arizona Academic Standards. They include engaging activities for learners from Thinkfinity and other trusted sources and they model appropriate use of technology to address individual learning styles and needs. More...
ASSET Recommends… 21st Century Resources to Get You Started
ASSET resources are connected to 21st Century Learning! ASSET has searched Discovery Education streaming's video library and other selected resources for high-tech cross curricular connections to this PBS programming. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards. More...

ASSET is your connection to the standards!
When you see this symbol you know content has been selected to specifically align to Arizona’s Academic Standards.

Check out a lesson plan geared for Grade 3 based on the Cyberchase episode #401 "Balancing Act," this lesson shows students how using a budget helps ensure that they reach their goals...even when surprises occur. Click here for the lesson.

ASSET Recommends… PBS TeacherLine Professional Development
Join educators from across the nation in PBS TeacherLine professional development that supports multicultural education with 21st Century Learners. More...
 
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Contact the ASSET Professional Development Team to get your workshop on the calendar. Remember we can come to you to share all the high quality online and broadcast resources from PBS!

connectionConnecting with the Arts

In Episode 406: A Change of Art, statues of Hacker are popping up all across Cyberspace. It's his latest scheme - art therapy! Heartbroken after losing to the kids yet again, Hacker throws himself into sculpture and gives his work away. Problem is, wherever one turns up, the power goes off. More...

calendarFree CYBERCHASE Math and Sports Activity Toolkit available! Visit the ASSET booth or attend the ASSET presentation at one of these September conferences and receive a free copy of the CYBERCHASE Math and Sports Activity Toolkit on CD/DVD.

The Arizona Science Center and APS Back to School Resource Fair and Reception will be held Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington Street in the Heritage and Science Park in Copper Square. Registration opens August 15th. Click here for more information.

The Arizona Science Teachers Association annual conference will be held October 22-23, 2010 at the Mesa Convention Center. This year's theme is "Communities in Science - Real World Context". Click here for more information or to register online.
Consider joining the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics at their
Fall Conference, "Problem Solving" October 2, 2010 at the Memorial Union Buon the ASU Tempe Campus. For more information or to register online, click here.
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