Who's afraid of math?
No one who visits Stepping Stones Museum for Children this fall. That's because the museum has opened "Cyberchase -- The Chase is On!," a unique, educational and fun exhibit that presents math to children in a 100 percent interactive, kid-friendly environment.
Based on "Cyberchase," the Emmy Award-winning math series and website on PBS Kids Go!, the exhibit encourages children to make use of their critical thinking skills and approach math with an investigative, positive attitude. The exhibit will be open daily through Dec. 31 and is included with general admission.
Building on the classic paradigm of good versus evil, "Cyberchase -- The Chase is On!" pits the dastardly villain, Hacker -- who is attempting to overtake Cyberspace -- with Matt, Inez, Jackie and Digit, three curious kids and one cyberbird pal determined to stop him.
Young real-life visitors will dash into cyberspace through a special portal to explore favorite cybersites, including Control Central, the Grim Wreaker and Poddleville.
There, they join forces with the CyberSquad to help protect the virtual universe from the villainous Hacker, while exploring math concepts such as place value, algebra, geometry, fractions and probability.
Throughout the exhibit experience, children and their parents will not only "do" math, but be able to apply the principles of math through the many activities and interactive components presented in creative, positive ways.
Activities and challenges include:
Reinstall the "power circuits" removed by the dastardly Hacker in Restore the Power.
Attempt to pedal to a million with the Cyber Cycle.
Prevent Hacker's rocket from reaching Control Central and explore probability in Stop the Launch.
Strategize a winning plan in the Dragon Dilemma problem-solving challenge.
"Cyberchase -- The Chase is On!" was developed by the Children's Museum of Houston in partnership with Thirteen/WNET New York and is nationally funded by the National Science Foundation. Cyberchase is produced by for WNET and can be seen nationally on PBS Kids Go! and locally on CPTV weekdays at 4:30 p.m.
For information call
203-899-0606 or visit www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.