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Current Season

Episode 101: The Chicken Problem / The Space Creature Problem

The Chicken Problem:
Peg and Cat have to get 100 chickens back in the coop before the farmer sees.
Primary Learning Goal: Size correspondence. Secondary Learning Goal: The number 100.

The Space Creature Problem:
Peg, Cat and Richard must get the 100 chickens away from Big Mouth and back to their spaceship.
Primary Learning Goal: Counting by tens. Secondary Learning Goal: The number 100.

Episode 102: The Messy Room Problem / The Golden Pyramid Problem

The Messy Room Problem:
Peg and Cat sort through the mess in Peg’s room just in time for company to come over and see Cat’s masterpiece, “The Circles.”
Primary Learning Goal: Sorting. Secondary Learning Goal: Shapes.

The Golden Pyramid Problem:
Peg the Bold and Brave Sir Cat, Knights of the Round Table, search far and wide to retrieve the Mermaid’s golden pyramids.
Primary Learning Goal: Solid shapes. Secondary Learning Goal: Counting by twos.

Episode 103: The Pirate Problem / The Sleepover Problem

The Pirate Problem:
Peg and Cat show a group of very hungry Pirates how to share tropical fruit fairly.
Primary Learning Goal: Fair sharing. Secondary Learning Goal: Adding within 4.

The Sleepover Problem:
When the Pirates are having a sleepover at Peg’s house, they get scared at bedtime. Peg and Cat help the Pirates fall asleep by counting chickens.
Primary Learning Goal: Counting to 20. Secondary Learning Goal: 4 + 1 = 5.

Episode 104: The Three Bears Problem / The Giant Problem

The Three Bears Problem:
Peg and Cat bring the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff together to form a super group: “The Electric Eleven.”
Primary Learning Goal: Adding 1. Secondary Learning Goal: Counting to 11.

The Giant Problem:
Peg and Cat must attempt a great escape when they think the Giants want to eat them and their 8 fairy tale friends for lunch.
Primary Learning Goal: Combinations that add up to 10. Secondary Learning Goal: Circle.

Episode 105: The Circus Problem / The Buried Treasure Problem

The Circus Problem:
When Peg and Cat find themselves in the center ring, they climb, swing, swoop and juggle their way over amazing heights and lengths.
Primary Learning Goal: Measuring height, measuring length. Secondary Learning Goal: Counting by twos.

The Buried Treasure Problem:
Peg and Cat measure their way to buried treasure using Cat as a measuring stick! Primary Learning Goal: Non-standard units of measurement. Secondary Learning Goal: Mapping.

Episode 106: The Birthday Cake Problem / The Doohickey Problem

The Birthday Cake Problem:
Peg and Cat make a rockin’ birthday cake for Jonah and his friends the Teens, but first they need to figure out how old he is going to be.
Primary Learning Goal: The teen numbers.

The Doohickey Problem:
When their space ship is smashed, Peg and Cat must reassemble its variously shaped parts, and retrieve sixteen stolen doohickeys.
Primary Learning Goal: Patterns. Secondary Learning Goal: Shapes, the number 16.

Episode 107: The Tree Problem / Another Tree Problem

The Tree Problem:
When Cat is stuck in a tree, Peg needs to figure out how to get him down using three giant gifts.
Primary Learning Goal: Spatial sense, solving a puzzle. Secondary Learning Goal: Direction, position.

Another Tree Problem:
When Cat is stuck in a tree again Peg has to find a different way to get him down.
Primary Learning Goal: Ordering objects by height. Secondary Learning Goal: Ordinal numbers.

Episode 108: The Dinosaur Problem / The Beethoven Problem

The Dinosaur Problem:
When Peg and Cat get lost riding dinosaurs through a prehistoric forest, they use a diagram to find their way to safety before the Baby T-Rex catches up to them.
Primary Learning Goal: Following diagrams. Secondary Learning Goal: Patterns.

The Beethoven Problem:
When Peg and Cat are helping their pal Ludwig Van Beethoven write a symphony, Cat laughs in a certain pattern that gives Beethoven a great idea.
Primary Learning Goal: Patterns. Secondary Learning Goal: Ordinal Numbers.

Episode 109: The Honey Problem / The Penguin Problem

The Honey Problem:
The 3 Bees will produce honey for Peg and Cat’s super-popular honey cake – but only if Peg and Cat will dance for the Bees in a certain pattern!
Primary Learning Goal: Weight.

The Penguin Problem:
Peg and Cat coach a team of skiing penguins, who would have a shot at the Olympic gold medal if only they knew “over”, “under”, and “in between.”
Primary Learning Goal: Over, under, in between. Secondary Learning Goal: Balance.

Episode 110: The Race Car Problem / The Big Gig Problem

The Race Car Problem:
Peg and Cat rebuild their homemade race car, “Hot Buttered Lightnin’”, to compete in the Talla-peg-a 20 race.
Primary Learning Goal: More than, less than. Secondary Learning Goal: Solid shapes.

The Big Gig Problem:
Peg and Cat need to round up the missing members of their touring band, the Electric Eleven, in time for their big gig for 100 chickens.
Primary Learning Goal: Counting backwards from 11. Secondary Learning Goal: Deductive reasoning, the 20s.

Episode 111: The Slop Problem / The Birthday Present Problem

The Slop Problem:
Peg and Cat enlist the Teens to help them figure out how to clean filthy farm animals of various sizes.
Primary Learning Goal: More, less. Secondary Learning Goal: Counting by fives up to 25.

The Birthday Present Problem:
Peg and Cat gather 30 rocks from their favorite lands to give Peg’s Mom for her 30th birthday.
Primary Learning Goal: Counting by fives up to 30. Secondary Learning Goal: Time, using a calendar.

Episode 112: The Baby Problem / The Sparkling Sphere Problem

The Baby Problem:
Babysitters Peg and Cat rescue the precocious Baby Fox from the top of his elaborate block tower.
Primary Learning Goal: Solid shapes. Secondary Learning Goal: Diagrams.

The Sparkling Sphere Problem:
Knights of the Round Table Peg and Cat search for the Wizard Ramone, who has floated away in a sparkling sphere.
Primary Learning Goal: Rectangular prism and rhombus. Secondary Learning Goal: Counting by twos.

Episode 113: The Parade Problem / The Halloween Problem

The Parade Problem:
Peg and Cat need to sort out recyclables to clean up the park in time for the nursery school’s Halloween Parade.
Primary Learning Goal: Sorting. Secondary Learning Goal: Estimating.

The Halloween Problem:
While trick or treating, Peg and Cat find themselves pursued by a metal monster. Later they teach fair sharing to a “friend” who turns out to be a real tiger!
Primary Learning Goal: Fair Sharing. Secondary Learning Goal: Positional relationships (in front of/behind).

Episode 114: The Blockette Problem / The Tulip Problem

The Blockette Problem:
When their demanding pal Richard is directing the Radio City Music Hall Blockettes, Peg and Cat find a way to make the set perfectly symmetrical.
Primary Learning Goal: Symmetry. Secondary Learning Goal: Associate events with hot and cold temperatures, height.

The Tulip Problem:
When Neighbor Ladies Connie and Viv have a tiff, Peg and Cat make peace by making sure each has the same number of flowers.
Primary Learning Goal: Subtraction, greater than/less than. Secondary Learning Goal: The equals sign.

Episode 115: The Mega Mall Problem / The Cleopatra Problem

The Mega Mall Problem:
Peg and Cat search the enormous Mega Mall for the teens so they can all enter the Zebra Guy dance contest.
Primary Learning Goal: Attributes of objects. Secondary Learning Goal: Maps.

The Cleopatra Problem:
When Peg and Cat are playing marbles among the pyramids with Queen Cleopatra, Peg’s marble is stolen by a mysterious man with an orange triangular beard.
Primary Learning Goal: Using a pan balance to compare weight. Secondary Learning Goal: Triangles.

Episode 116: Yet Another Tree Problem / The Romeo and Juliet Problem

Yet Another Tree Problem:
The tables are turned! Peg is stuck up in the tree and Cat must figure out how to get her down… by making a ladder out of found objects.
Primary Learning Goal: Up, down. Secondary Learning Goal: Horizontal, vertical.

The Romeo and Juliet Problem:
Peg and Cat help their poetic pal Romeo reach Juliet’s balcony using a series of horizontal and vertical lines.
Primary Learning Goal: Horizontal, vertical. Secondary Learning Goal: Parallel.

Episode 117: The Perfect Ten Problem / The Long Line Problem

The Perfect Ten Problem:
Peg and Cat are judging a singing competition in which all performers must get a rating of exactly ten stars.
Primary Learning Goal: Adding to 10. Secondary Learning Goal: The number 0.

The Long Line Problem:
While waiting in a long line, Peg and Cat try to help Richard realize his dream of being first in line for the first time.
Primary Learning Goal: Ordinal numbers, using a number line. Secondary Learning Goal: Positional relationships (in front of/behind), counting to 20.

Episode 118: The Christmas Problem

The Christmas Problem:
When Santa Claus is in trouble, Peg and Cat have to solve their biggest problem ever: how to make and wrap presents for all the children of the world, and then deliver them using 100 sleighs.
Primary Learning Goal: Solving a multi-step problem. Secondary Learning Goal: Counting to 100.

Episode 119: The Big Dog Problem / The Three Friends Problem

The Big Dog Problem:
When Peg and Cat need to mail some important letters for Peg’s Mom, they find their path to the mailbox blocked by a really big dog.
Primary Learning Goal: Height. Secondary Learning Goal: Direction, sets that can’t be divided equally.

The Three Friends Problem:
When Peg and Cat are playing with their new friend the Big Dog, Cat suddenly becomes strangely quiet. Using a graph, Peg attempts to figure out what’s wrong with Cat.
Primary Learning Goal: Bar graphs. Secondary Learning Goal: More, less.

Episode 120: The Arch Villain Problem / The Straight and Narrow Problem

The Arch Villain Problem:
When the Arch Villain wreaks havoc on the city of Mathtropolis by turning everything into arches, Super Peg and Cat Guy come to the rescue.
Primary Learning Goal: Arches, finding arches in other shapes. Secondary Learning Goal: Counting backwards from 9, counting by threes.

The Straight and Narrow Problem:
Super Peg and Cat Guy trail the Arch Villain, who has given up his arch ways and gone on a rampage with straight and narrow shapes instead.
Primary Learning Goal: Understanding straight, narrow, curved. Secondary Learning Goal: Counting sides to determine shapes (rectangles, triangles, squares), counting by tens to 100.

Episode 121 The Clown Problem/The Ninja Problem

The Clown Problem

Peg and Cat help Mac achieve his dream of being a clown in the circus, by teaching him how funny it can be when things are exactly the wrong size.

Primary Learning Goal: Adding 1
Secondary Learning Goal: Size correspondence

The Ninja Problem

Peg and Cat help their young Ninja-wannabe friend Aki find the fifteen missing cherry blossom trees by using Ninja skills and math skills.

Primary Learning Goal: Subtraction
Secondary Learning Goal:  Counting to 15

Episode 122 The Play Date Problem/The Blabberwocky Problem

The Play Date Problem

Peg and Cat must use the power of music, and patterns, to help their friends Beethoven and the Three Bears play together – and make incredible music together.

Primary Learning Goal: Patterns
Secondary Learning Goal: Seeing squares as special rectangles

The Blabberwocky Problem

Peg and Cat are back as the Knights of the Round Table to reclaim their friends’ missing shapes — and their own Round Table! — from the mysterious 100-headed creature, The Blabberwocky.

Primary Learning Goal: Making a drawing as a step in problem solving
Secondary Learning Goal: 3D shapes, 2D shapes

Episode 123 – The Election Problem/The Littlest Chicken Problem

The Election Problem

When the Farmer holds an election to see who’ll watch over the farm in his absence, Peg and Cat run against the Pig to win the votes of 100 chickens

Primary Learning Goal: Counting by 5’s to 50
Secondary Learning Goal: More than, less than

The Littlest Chicken Problem

Peg and Cat follow the Littlest Chicken all through Fairytale Land, as she searches for a group that’s just the right size to be her new family.

Primary Learning Goal: Adding 1, subtracting 1
Secondary Learning Goal: The numbers 99 and 100

Episode 124: The Ring Problem/The Wedding Problem

The Ring Problem

When the Giant drops the diamond ring he’s about to give Giantess, it bounces into a pipe. He needs his very small friends Peg and Cat to get it back.

Primary Learning Goal: Ordinal numbers
Secondary Learning Goal: Adding on to find a difference

The Wedding Problem

When Peg and Cat are chosen to organize the Giants’ wedding, they must get the twelve steps for a giant wedding in just the right order.

 Primary Learning Goal: Ordering events over time
Secondary Learning Goal: Ordinal numbers

Episode 125: The George Washington Problem/The High Noon Problem

The George Washington Problem

Peg and Cat use a map to help George Washington and his team cross the Delaware River.

Primary Learning Goal: Mapping / position
Secondary Learning Goal: Balance / number recognition

The High Noon Problem

Peg and Cat agree to face Bad Jack in a show down at high noon. But they have no idea when noon is!

Primary Learning Goal: Associating activities with time of day
Secondary Learning Goal: Making predictions

Episode 126: The Pizza Problem/The Pizza Pirate Problem

The Pizza Problem

When Peg and Cat get orders for halves of pizzas, they must learn about fractions to keep their patrons pleased.

Primary Learning Goal: Fractions (whole, half)
Secondary Learning Goal: Circles

The Pizza Pirate Problem

As Peg and Cat deliver pizzas far and wide, they are menaced by the flying Pizza Pirates who are determined to “take away one!”

Primary Learning Goal: Taking away 1
Secondary Learning Goal: Adding 10

Episode 127: The Potty Problem/The Butter Problem

The Potty Problem

Peg and Cat must teach Big Mouth the 6 steps for making on the potty, or his visit to Viv’s house will be ruined – as will Viv’s carpet!

Primary Learning Goal: Ordering steps
Secondary Learning Goal: Pattern recognition

The Butter Problem

To compete in a butter sculpting contest, Peg and Cat must learn certain math skills by doing farm chores.

Primary Learning Goal: Applying prior knowledge
Secondary Learning Goal: Following diagrams

Episode 128: The Pirate Puzzle Problem/The Scrap of Map Problem

The Pirate Puzzle Problem

Peg and Cat must help the pirates put together a puzzle, and then the four sections of their sinking ship.

Primary Learning Goal: Composing and decomposing puzzles
Secondary Learning Goal: Recognizing the attributes of shapes

The Scrap of Map Problem

When the Pirates’ treasure map is torn and carried off by the wind, Peg and Cat and friends from far and wide put their scraps of map together to find the treasure.

Primary Learning Goal: Working together to solve a problem, one-to-one counting
Secondary Learning Goal: Using a map, fair sharing

Episode 129: A The Sushi Problem/The Highlight Zone Problem

A The Sushi Problem

Peg and Cat help Aki pursue a tricky thief through the Japanese countryside, making use of their Ninja skills and three mysterious clues.

Primary Learning Goal: Increasing and decreasing height and length
Secondary Learning Goal: Deductive reasoning (using clues)

The Highlight Zone Problem

Peg and Cat find their world turned black and white! They must identify ten things that are the wrong size or shape, before they will be allowed to leave…the Highlight Zone.

Primary Learning Goal: Shape and size
Secondary Learning Goal: Comparing

Episode 130: The Cold Camel Problem/The Einstein Problem

The Cold Camel Problem

While Cleopatra is visiting Peg, her camel wanders off in search of a comfortable climate. Peg and Cat search the neighborhood with a giant thermometer to find him.

Primary Learning Goal: Doubling
Secondary Learning Goal: Temperature (hot and cold)

The Einstein Problem

When Cat gets lost in the mall, Peg and her pal Al (Albert Einstein) track him down with the help of a metronome, many equations, and a surprise appearance by Marie Curie.

Primary Learning Goal: Writing as a step in problem solving
Secondary Learning Goal: Using a number line

Episode 131: The Wonderland Problem/The Bat Mitzvah Problem

The Wonderland Problem

Landing in Wonderland, Peg and Cat eat berries to grow bigger or smaller, in their quest to get back Peg’s stick from the Queen of Hearts.

Primary Learning Goal: Height and length
Secondary Learning Goal: Comparing amounts

The Bat Mitzvah Problem

Peg and Cat help Tessa’s Bat Mitzvah run smoothly by keeping an eye on Uncle Phil, who thinks he can do ten more of everything than he actually can.

Primary Learning Goal: Seeing a 10 in teen numbers
Secondary Learning Goal: Adding on

Episode 132: The Allergy Problem/I Do What I Can: The Musical!

The Allergy Problem

When Peg is told she’s allergic to Cat, Cat leaves home! Ramone flies Peg around the world in his flying machine that runs on 100 pebbles, in search of her friend.

Primary Learning Goal: The value of mistakes, adding to 5
Secondary Learning Goal: Counting by 10’s to 100

I Do What I Can: The Musical!

Peg and Cat present a Broadway musical about the amazing Ramone, who became a hero by doing 30 great things, 5 at a time.

Primary Learning Goal: Counting to 30 by 5’s
Secondary Learning Goal: Counting to 30 by 1’s

Episode 133: The Bermuda Triangle Problem/The Breeze in the Branches

The Bermuda Triangle Problem

While on their beach vacation, Peg, Cat and the Pig tumble through a portal to a bizarre triangular universe.

Primary Learning Goal: Triangles
Secondary Learning Goal: Points and lines

The Breeze in the Branches

The Toad brings Peg and Cat to the forest where he grew up and introduces him to his old friends, and his old patterns.

Primary Learning Goal: Identifying, creating and extending simple patterns
Secondary Learning Goal: Recognizing cubes

Episode 134: The Roxanne Problem/The Girl Group Problem

 The Roxanne Problem

Cat longs to impress the savvy Roxanne with his knowledge of solid shapes. So he moves his lips as his hidden friend Peg speaks for him.

Primary Learning Goal: Recognizing solid shapes: rectangular prisms, pyramids, cylinders, spheres
Secondary Learning Goal: Counting by 2’s to 20

The Girl Group Problem

Peg’s girl group the Pentagirls has its biggest show ever, featuring a new hit song about flips, slides, and turns.

Primary Learning Goal: Flips, slides and turns
Secondary Learning Goal: 2D shapes

Episode 135: Richard the Third/The Lemonade Problem

Richard the Third

At Richard’s family’s highly competitive annual picnic, Peg and Cat try to help Richard achieve his dream of not coming in third in every single event.

Primary Learning Goal: Comparing attributes (comparative vocabulary)
Secondary Learning Goal: Ordinal numbers

The Lemonade Problem

When Peg realizes her lemonade stand has no cups, Cat must make a series of shrewd business deals to get 200 cups with only 2 cookies.

Primary Learning Goal: Comparing numbers
Secondary Learning Goal: Bar graphs

Episode 136: The Flat Woman Problem/The Hanukkah Problem

The Flat Woman Problem

Super Peg and Cat Guy face their greatest challenge yet: Triangulo and Flat Woman have teamed up to triangulate and flatten the entire town!

Primary Learning Goal: Distinguishing 2D shapes from 3D shapes
Secondary Learning Goal: Recognizing triangles

The Hanukkah Problem

When Albert Einstein has Peg and Cat over on Hanukkah, he shows them how to make a 2D piece of paper into a 3D dreidel. Later, they need to use this process to bring peace to Al’s home and save his Hanukkah.

Primary Learning Goal: Turning 2D shapes into 3D shapes
Secondary Learning Goal: Length, width and height

Episode 137: The Groovy Sixties Problem/Bad Jack is Back

The Groovy Sixties Problem

Peg and Cat help Peg’s hippy Grandmom create a groovy birthday present for Granddad based on his favorite numbers: the sixties.

Primary Learning Goal: Counting in the 60’s
Secondary Learning Goal: Using simple shapes to make complex shapes, counting by 10’s

Bad Jack is Back

When Bad Jack returns with his gang to tickle the townspeople, a surprise guest shows Peg and Cat how to fend off the bad guys’ six feathers with four feathers.

Primary Learning Goal: Different combinations adding up to 10
Secondary Learning Goal: Using maps

Episode 138: The T-Ball Problem/The Bus Problem

The T-Ball Problem

Peg’s T-Ball Team, the Mighty Nine, have no chance against a team of Aliens all-stars — Unless Peg can use the Aliens’ T-ball cards to predict where they’ll hit.

Primary Learning Goal: Making predictions
Secondary Learning Goal: Ordinal numbers, between

 The Bus Problem

When the Electric Eleven perform on the farm, the 100 chickens swipe the band’s bus and drive it around the world! Peg and Cat use position words to keep up with them.

Primary Learning Goal: Describing position: inside, outside, in front and behind
Secondary Learning Goal: Counting to 100 by 10’s and 5’s

Episode 139: The Magic Uke/The Rocking Out Problem

The Magic Uke

Peg must trek through the Kingdom of Night to reach Cat. To cross the star-shaped steps, Peg needs to find lines of symmetry with the help of a magic ukulele.

Primary Learning Goal: Understanding day and night
Secondary Learning Goal: Finding lines of symmetry

The Rocking Out Problem

When Baby Fox makes a spectacular musical instrument out of junk, Peg and Cat get stuck in it! To get out they must use up, down, around and 3/4 time.

Primary Learning Goal: Up, down, over and around
Secondary Learning Goal: Musical patterns

Episode 140: The Robin Hood Problem/The Owl and the Pussycat Problem

The Robin Hood Problem

Robin Hood can’t tell how to redistribute the goodies! So Peg and Cat must teach him more and less.

Primary Learning Goal: Strategies for determining “more” and “less”, counting, estimating and weighing
Secondary Learning Goal: Using a pan balance

The Owl and the Pussycat Problem

 The Pig will only give Cat the hat he needs to warm his ears, if Peg and Cat will give him “infinity”. So Peg and Cat sail off in search of infinity.

Primary Learning Goal: Infinity
Secondary Learning Goal: Counting by 10’s, more than

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