Peg + Cat

2013, TV Show

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PBS's Peg + Cat Takes an Animated Approach to Teaching Math

The research is alarming, but PBS is ready to fight back. PEG + CAT, a new animated children's series premiering Monday is designed to combat recent studies that show young girls are increasingly buying into the belief that boys are better at math.

"Not only is the notion ridiculous, it's a real shame, because it's encouraging girls not to pursue math in school, and that will greatly affect their career options," says Lesli Rotenberg, the general manager of children's programming at PBS. "We wanted a show that will address the issue in a fun way and help reverse this crazy thinking."

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 11/18/2013

Season 1, Episode 19
From PBS KIDS - The Race Car Problem - Junk Yard/Race Track Stadium. Peg and Cat rebuild their homemade race car, "Hot Buttered Lightnin'", to compete in the Talla-peg-a 20 race. / The Big Gig Problem - The Farm. 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.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 11/4/2013

Season 1, Episode 15
From PBS KIDS - The Dinosaur Problem - Prehistoric Valley. 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. / The Beethoven Problem - Vienna, circa 1800. 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.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 10/10/2013

Season 1, Episode 10
From PBS KIDS - 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. 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!

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 10/10/2013

Season 1, Episode 9
From PBS KIDS - The Circus Problem - The Circus. When Peg and Cat find themselves in the center ring, they climb, swing, swoop and juggle their way over amazing heights and lengths. / The Buried Treasure Problem - Pirate Island. Peg and Cat measure their way to buried treasure using Cat as a measuring stick!

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PBS's Peg + Cat Takes an Animated Approach to Teaching Math

The research is alarming, but PBS is ready to fight back. PEG + CAT, a new animated children's series premiering Monday is designed to combat recent studies that show young girls are increasingly buying into the belief that boys are better at math.

"Not only is the notion ridiculous, it's a real shame, because it's encouraging girls not to pursue math in school, and that will greatly affect their career options," says Lesli Rotenberg, the general manager of children's programming at PBS. "We wanted a show that will address the issue in a fun way and help reverse this crazy thinking."

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Premiered: October 07, 2013, on PBS
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Premise: A little girl and her feline pal embark on adventures that teach them math concepts and skills.

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