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Cyber Chow Combos
Overview Procedures for Teachers Organizers for Students

In the CYBERCHASE episode: A DAY AT THE SPA -- Hacker finds the Krystal of Kalmoor, the powerful orb that will give him eternal power. By possessing the Krystal, Hacker can roam cyberspace and create havoc without having to recharge his power. When the kids and Digit arrive to retrieve the Krystal, they are stymied by a series of switches, levers and buttons. Faced with the challenge of too many choices, the kids discover the value of lists, tables and, yes, tree diagrams to help them achieve their goals! In this lesson, students use lists to help them master their own combinations.

Grade Level:
3 - 5

Time Allotment:
1-2 days

Subject Matter:
Mathematics Strand: Data Analysis and Probability

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:
  • Represent and count combinations of choices using lists and tree diagrams.


National Council for Teachers of Math Standard
Create organized lists to understand combinations.

This lesson was adapted from Thirteen/WNET New York's Educational Publishing Department's CYBERCHASE Teacher's Guide.