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Episode 801: The Hacker’s Challenge

To prove he’s smarter, Hacker challenges the kids to solve number puzzles in 3 hours or he ruins Solaria, so they experiment and adjust to try to find the numbers in time.

For Real segment: To stop Harley from taking his bike, Harry makes a new lock combination, a series of puzzles that stump Harley until he tries different numbers to find the solution.

Learning Goals

When your child is stuck on a numbers problem and doesn’t know where to start, she can experiment with different numbers and use the results to adjust her next choices until she finds the numbers that work.

Topics: Using Numbers, Pre-Algebra, Problem Solving, Solution by Trying Numbers



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Additional funding provided by the Volckhausen Family

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