# What's On UEN-TV

### The Number Crew - Spanish K - 2

Each program features an episode from a 3D animated soap opera, which is set on board the venerable luxury cruise ship the SS Mathematical. The human crew, Fiz, Flo, Bradley, Baby Bunting and their parents Ted and Mirabelle, look after the needs and whims of twenty charming but demanding animal passengers. In each episode, the Number Crew encounters a problem, which can only be solved by the application of mathematical knowledge and skills. The viewers are encouraged to join with The Number Crew in identifying the mathematical concept at the heart of the problem and developing the mental strategies and skills required to solve it, and sail on into untroubled waters.

• La Fiesta En La Playa
Friday, December 14
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Crew and the animals organise drinks for the beach party. The animals want something to drink at the party. Ted has his tea but he offers the kids and animals ginger beer as a party alternative to water. Bradley thinks ginger beer should be measured in lashings. Mirabelle decides all the animals and kids should have half a litre each: she'll share Ted's tea. Bradley is worried, though: all the cups are different sizes, so how can he tell how much half a litre is? Math: Estimate, measure and compare capacities using standard units.
• Peso Y Diversion
Thursday, December 13
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Crew and the animals weigh food for the beach party. The animals want to have a party before they leave and of course that means having to sort out the food. Some comes from the store and some Mirabelle finds on the island, checking that it is safe in her book. They see they can share the food out into equal portions by using the penguin's surf board as a scale. Math: Estimate, measure and compare masses using standard units.
• Organizando El Campamento
Wednesday, December 12
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Crew and the animals set up camp on the island. Everybody likes the island so much now that they want to stay for a night or two. That means they'll need tents to sleep in. They get together some driftwood, canvas and ropes but they need to measure the animals to get all the tents the right size. Math: Estimate, measure and compare lengths, using standard units.
• Explorando La Isla
Tuesday, December 11
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Crew and the Animals explore the island. The animals are a bit nervous about exploring a wild island, even the Lion, so Mirabelle suggests a Number Hunt and a picnic to get everybody used to the island. Bradley is helping the Monkey and Tiger with a dividing problem and explains how it's done. Flo is helping the Penguin and Polar Bear: she explains the sum to them and they get the answer, eventually. Math: Explain how a sum is solved
• Llegando A La Isla
Monday, December 10
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the SS Mathematical finally makes a landing. Ted has to do a tiny operation on the crocodile, who's been eating furniture again, but he has the tools and sorts it out. Suddenly Mirabelle calls to say they've spotted an island. They have to get ready for the landing and each member of the crew has their own job. Bradley has to work out how many humans and animals are going ashore. Math: Choose and use appropriate number operations and ways of calculating to solve problems
• El Club De Vacaciones De Los Bichos De Los Numeros
Friday, December 7
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which Baby Bunting runs a Holiday Club for the Number Bugs Everyone is helping Baby Bunting set up his club for the Number Bugs, but he wants his customers to come in groups of ten rather than groups of two. Bradley is traumatized because he realizes the two times table is no longer much help. Math: Use knowledge of Number Facts and place value to multiply or divide mentally.
• El Club De Vacaciones
Thursday, December 6
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Crew run the Holiday Club. Sorting out in the stores Ted comes across his old saxophone and the children get the idea of holding a Holiday Club, but they have to plan carefully. Ted is on hand with his tool box and the Hippo and Moose are the practice customers. Tickets are five pence and the customers will be coming in two at a time. Math: Know by heart the multiplication facts for the two times table and derive quickly the corresponding division facts
• El Problema Con Los Dobles
Wednesday, December 5
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Crew discover that two is not always twice as nice as one. Bradley reads a night-time story about Noah's Ark then falls asleep to dream that something very strange has happened on the ship. Everybody has a double, but the doubles aren't nice, in fact they are horrid, the total opposite to the normal passengers and crew. Math: Understand and use the principle that doubling reverses halving (doubling is the inverse of halving).
• La Disco De Patines
Tuesday, December 4
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Crew give out the boots for the roller disco. The Crew have some music and the boots, so Baby Bunting summons a flood of customers for the roller disco. But do they have enough boots for everyone who wants a go? They have to sort the passengers out first because some need two boots, while others, like the Tiger need four. Math: Understand the operation of division as grouping or repeated subtraction.
• A?Hurra! Una Serie
Monday, December 3
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Crew keep track of roller boots by putting them in an array. Ted reckons the roller boots are getting out of control, even the Number Bugs are using them as go-karts, but when they are piled up in a heap, it's very hard to see if they are all there. Math: Understand the operation of multiplication as describing an array, and begin to recognize from arranging arrays that multiplication can be done in any order.
• Limpieza De Primavera
Friday, November 30
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
The Number Crew try tidying therapy to get over the loss of the iceberg. Everyone is very sad as the iceberg has disappeared with the warm weather. They decide to take their minds off it with some spring cleaning. While the passengers help with the cleaning the children count up their supplies. Math: Use patterns of similar characteristics.
• Baile Sobre El Hielo
Thursday, November 29
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the passengers practice winter sports. The passengers are having a great time on the iceberg, but after Bradley dreams of a disastrous tobogganing run they decide to do a more controlled winter sport like ice dancing. As usual what the passengers really need to get them going is a competition. The Elephant and Giraffe score one, six and nine, but Bradley can't find a quick and easy way to add up the scores. Math: Add three numbers by looking for pairs that make ten and doing these first.
• El Siete Matematico
Wednesday, November 28
11:38 am on UEN-TV 9.1
The passengers are inside watching a Western on the video. When the sheriff, with a star, says he's going to clean up town, Flo turns off the TV in case the passengers are upset by any fighting. They want to know what's going to happen, she says he's going to clean up with a brush and mop.. Fiz, Flo and Bradley despair but the Mathematical Seven - the passengers from the first seven cabins - are striding out, complete with their shiny room numbers for stars, to clean up the Ballroom. Math: Know by heart addition and subtraction facts for seven.
• Sumando Y Restando
Tuesday, November 27
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the passengers dress up to play outside in the cold, and undress when they return The passengers are having fun in the snow, but when the Monkey gets covered with snow they realize that some of the passengers are getting very cold. The passengers choose the clothes they need to keep warm and Bradley keeps a note of how many items each animal takes and writes it on a card. Math: Begin to understand the principle that subtraction reverses addition
• El Iceberg
Monday, November 26
11:38 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the SS Mathematical steams astern into the iceberg The Polar Bear and Penguin are still steering the ship. Ted is worried, but Mirabelle is sure they are concentrating. Unfortunately they aren't, the Penguin is too busy thinking about skiing and backs the boat into an iceberg. Bradley panics a bit at first but Ted says there's no damage and the Number Crew do a count to check that all the passengers and humans are on board. Math: Recognize that addition can be done in any order.
Friday, November 23
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Crew celebrate Christmas. The Number Crew are getting prepared for Christmas, decorating the tree, delivering cards and putting the presents under the tree. Ted is getting dressed as Father Christmas and the Moose is getting ready to be his reindeer. Math: Begin to recognize that two halves or four quarters make one whole, and that two quarters and one half are equivalent.
• Accion Con Fracciones
Thursday, November 22
11:38 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Crew divide mince pies and other comestibles into edible fractions. Ted is cooking mince pies and Fiz and Flo want to share one but Ted cuts a pie into uneven bits. To be fair they know they need it cut in half. Ted eats the unequal bits. Then Bradley and Baby Bunting want a pie to share so Ted slices another into two equal parts. All four want to try a bit of Yule Log so Ted cuts it not into halves but four quarters. Math: Begin to recognize, name and find one half and one quarter of shapes and small numbers of objects.
• Redondeando Los Bichos
Wednesday, November 21
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which Bradley puts his singing where his mouth is. After Mr. Crocodile's awful singing gets the Number Bugs to ten Bradley reckons he could get them to twenty on their number line. Fiz reckons he'd be lucky to get them to ten though, so they make a bet. After a remarkable performance none of the bugs get to twenty, but they all get past ten. So who wins the bet? Math: Round numbers less than a hundred to the nearest ten.
• Magneto De Bichos
Tuesday, November 20
11:38 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the passengers sing to the Number Bugs to come hither. Mirabelle likes Ted's singing on the bridge. The others notice the Number Bugs like it too and are crowding round. Flo thinks attracting the bugs would make a great game. When the passengers stop singing, however, and Bradley tries to count them to see who has attracted the most, they wander off. Math: Understand and begin to use the vocabulary of estimation and approximation.
• Compartiendo Bichos
Monday, November 19
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Bugs are shared. Flo finds that some of the passengers are upset because they don't have any Number Bugs. The Zebra has two, the Snake has four and the Buffalo has six, but the Kangaroo, Tiger and Monkey have none. Flo searches for the Number Bugs and lets Fiz and Bradley know where they are. Bradley guesses that Flo has found eight in cabin eight. Math: Recognize odd and even numbers to at least 30.
• Ordenando Bebidas
Friday, November 16
11:38 am on UEN-TV 9.1
Fiz and Bradley are delivering drinks and Flo has put numbers on the drinks to make sure the right passengers get the right ones. They deliver the drinks to eighteen, ten, sixteen, and then fourteen. When they think about it they realize that they could have delivered them much more quickly if they had put the drinks in order before they started. Math: Order a set of one or two digit numbers and position them on a number line.
• El Lugar Para Las Golosinas
Thursday, November 15
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
Fiz tells Bradley there are more treats to hand out - this worries him remembering what happened last time (Series 1 Program 6), but he resolves not to be fooled again. The passengers are given a pair of digits to give a two-digit number of treats for them to share. Math: Know what each digit in a two-digit number represents, including zero as a place holder.
• Los Bichos De Los Numeros Llegan
Wednesday, November 14
11:38 am on UEN-TV 9.1
Strange happenings on the good ship Mathematical as large objects start moving by themselves. At the emergency meeting Baby Bunting reveals that the culprits are the multicolored Number Bugs. Counting them proves very tricky, as they keep moving about, till the crew groups them in tens in the cabins. Math: Count reliably at least a hundred objects by grouping them.
• Decorando Con Estilo
Tuesday, November 13
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
Flo finishes the design and the passengers set to work after a tea break. With all the tiles and squares though it's difficult to see which goes where. They decide to number the tiles and the squares to make it easier to match them up, but the passengers have trouble writing their numbers. Math: Read and write numbers to at least 100
• Huellas En Los Azulejos
Monday, November 12
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
Bradley wants to use tiles and Fiz wants to use paint to redecorate the ballroom. When they leave the room to get some advice from Mirabelle, the passengers, lead by Baby Bunting, start trying some decorating for themselves. When all the paw prints they've made have been cleaned up the Number Crew find a way to decorate using paw prints, tiles and paint using a hundred tiles. Math: Say the number names in order to at least 100.
• Momento De Girar
Friday, November 9
11:38 am on UEN-TV 9.1
The Number Crew help the passengers at the Fit Club to move forwards and to turn. Bradley's fit club has been going very well, the animals are moving straight ahead or in circles in all sorts of ways, but what should Mrs Penguin do when she's got no more straight ahead on the ship? She'll bash in her beak unless the crew think of something . Math: Describe movements (in a straight line and turning).
• Club Deportivo
Thursday, November 8
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Crew improve the passengers’ fitness. The passengers are getting out of shape so Bradley organizes a Fit Club to get them all exercising. The passengers don't understand the words for positions and directions though, so things aren't going well. Math : Describe positions and directions.
• Super Modelos
Wednesday, November 7
11:38 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Crew make models Back from their adventures in the strange land of shapes Bradley wants to make models of the shapes the crew became there. He needs some help though to work out how to build them though. Math: Make models of shapes and patterns and describe their features.
• El Escape De Las Figuras
Tuesday, November 6
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which the Number Crew sort out 2-d shapes and find their way back to the ship. The animals may have got back to the ship but the Crew are still in the strange world of shapes. To get back to the ship they must find the magic triangle by learning about 2D shapes and their properties. Math: Describe and sort common 2-D shapes according to their properties.
• Cuestion De Formas
Monday, November 5
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
In which In which the Number Crew rescue Passengers from the strange world of 3-d shapes. The SS Mathematical passes a little too close to the Bermuda Triangle, and the Crew discover a strange shimmering triangle on deck, which proves to be a portal to the strange world of shapes where they become 3D shapes in a magic landscape. The newly shaped Number Crew must learn how to describe their shapes to get home. Math: Describe and sort common 3-D shapes according to their properties.
• LA PREMIACIóN DEL GRAN CRUCERO
Friday, November 2
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
The passengers vote for their favorite home video clips and the votes are recorded to find a winner. The Crew decide to show some of the videotapes that Ted has made during the trip. The deck is decorated, Bradley shows clips of seasickness, orange juice, and roller skating and the passengers vote for their favorite. Math: Collect, record, discuss and make predictions from numerical data.
• DIA DE DEPORTES
Thursday, November 1
11:39 am on UEN-TV 9.1
The Number Crew have a sports day, but face a lot of sorting out of passengers. It's Sports Day on board the SS Mathematical. Flo and Bradley decide that a sack race would be a good idea and Fiz decides that an egg and spoon race would be great. Unfortunately, when she tries, the egg ends up all over Bradley. Bradley has a tough time trying to find the right sacks for the right passengers and works out that four-legged passengers need large sacks and two-legged passengers need smaller ones. Math: Collect and record numerical data.