September 1st, 2003 - August 31st, 2005 | PROJECT

Educational Broadcasting Corporation (WNET New York) is producing twelve new programs for the third season of Cyberchase, the first national math series for children in over a decade. The daily, half-hour programs currently are viewed by over 1.5 million viewers for each broadcast. The associated website has had over 140 million page views. Summative evaluation of previous seasons has determined that Cyberchase increases children's positive attitudes about mathematics as well as their content comprehension and confidence in their problem-solving skills. In the third season the content of Cyberchase will be enriched by the addition of more complex mathematics concepts. Grouped by their related NCTM standard, these include: Number & Operations: Percent, Zero, Mixed Number Fractions, Factoring Geometry: Circles, Perspective, Tessellations, Navigation: Angles and Distance Algebra: Body Math (Ratio & Proportion); Mathematical Modeling Data Analysis and Probability: Experimental Probability, Stem & Leaf Plots Reasoning & Proof: Reasoning Representation: Drawing to Scale During the third season WNET also will upgrade the web site to offer more math challenges to frequent visitors and will create math games with varying levels of complexity and challenge to provide more learning opportunities and to bring children back online more often. In addition, WNET will intensify the project outreach to key constituencies through an integrated campaign of community outreach, materials and promotion.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Cyberchase Teachers' Guide Formative Evaluation of Outreach In-School Activities for Teachers and Students - Full Report
CYBERCHASE: Formative Evaluation of Proposed Season 3 Show Topics
Evaluation of Cyberchase Website - Full Report
CYBERCHASE: Formative Evaluation of Outreach Activities for Parents and Children
Cyberchase Workshops-In-A-Box Formative Evaluation of Outreach After-School Activities for Leaders and Youth - FULL REPORT
The Impact of Cyberchase on Children's Mathematical Problem Solving

Team Members

Sandra Sheppard, Principal Investigator, Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Carey Bolster, Co-Principal Investigator, Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Michael Templeton, Co-Principal Investigator, Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Barbara Flagg, Evaluator, Multimedia Research


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0307763
Funding Amount: 2200000


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Mathematics
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Broadcast Media | Community Outreach Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media