Star Maths | |

Channel 4 Schools | |

Company: | Flying Pictures |

First run: | 18th September
2000 21st March
2002 Repeated until 21st October
2009 (10 school years) [more][less] |

Episodes: | 40 episodes |

Duration: | 10 minutes |

Subject: | Mathematics: Mathematics |

Audience: | Age 7-9 |

Language: | In English |

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## Contents |

The children's school space bus has broken down on their way back to Earth so they have plenty of time to spend exploring the planetoid Junkiter (spelled Junketir in the teacher's notes but Junkiter on-screen), getting to know the inhabitants including the space ferry pilot Lisa, their uncle's robotic helper Botler and the numbered Wattbots, and native animals such as Spoats (space goats), Bondals (flightless birds) and Lisa's pet Unit, a Pozzle.

The children frequently have to use their maths skills to solve the problems that they encounter on Junkiter, and they can call on Numberella, a sort of octopus-like schoolmistress, for mathematical assistance.

## Episodes

# | Title | Topic | Broadcast |
---|---|---|---|

1. | Welcome to Junkiter | Numbers and the Number System | 18 Sep 2000 |

2. | Pods and Parcels | Numbers and the Number System | 25 Sep 2000 |

3. | Dustbags and Parsnips | Numbers and the Number System | 2 Oct 2000 |

4. | Celestial TV | Numbers and the Number System | 9 Oct 2000 |

5. | Feeding the Spoats | Numbers and the Number System | 16 Oct 2000 |

6. | Bits and Pieces | Numbers and the Number System | 30 Oct 2000 |

7. | More Bits and Pieces | Numbers and the Number System | 6 Nov 2000 |

8. | The Ghostbase | Measures, Shape and Space | 13 Nov 2000 |

9. | Lisa's Birthday Surprise | Measures, Shape and Space | 20 Nov 2000 |

10. | Botler Blows a Fuse | Measures, Shape and Space | 27 Nov 2000 |

11. | The Faulty Machine | Calculations | 15 Jan 2001 |

12. | A Game of Darts | Calculations | 22 Jan 2001 |

13. | The Wattbot Sports Day | Calculations | 29 Jan 2001 |

14. | Lisa's Surprise Visit | Calculations | 5 Feb 2001 |

15. | The Mischievous Pozzle | Calculations | 12 Feb 2001 |

16. | The Route Home | Solving Problems | 26 Feb 2001 |

17. | The Treasure Hunt | Solving Problems | 5 Mar 2001 |

18. | Video Diaries | Solving Problems | 12 Mar 2001 |

19. | The Wattbot Check-Up | Handling Data | 19 Mar 2001 |

20. | A Walk in Space | Handling Data | 26 Mar 2001 |

21. | Distress Call | Numbers and the Number System | 20 Sep 2001 |

22. | Collision Course | Numbers and the Number System | 27 Sep 2001 |

23. | Near Enough | Numbers and the Number System | 4 Oct 2001 |

24. | Reaction Time | Numbers and the Number System | 11 Oct 2001 |

25. | A Fraction Too Close | Numbers and the Number System | 18 Oct 2001 |

26. | Wattbot in Distress | Measures, Shape and Space | 1 Nov 2001 |

27. | Baby in The Balance | Measures, Shape and Space | 8 Nov 2001 |

28. | Bubblemud, Glorious Bubblemud | Measures, Shape and Space | 15 Nov 2001 |

29. | Shape Shooters | Measures, Shape and Space | 22 Nov 2001 |

30. | The Key Decision | Measures, Shape and Space | 29 Nov 2001 |

31. | Eggs in Space | Handling Data | 10 Jan 2002 |

32. | The Lonely Planetoid | Handling Data | 17 Jan 2002 |

33. | A Perfect Fit | Calculations | 24 Jan 2002 |

34. | What's The Difference? | Calculations | 31 Jan 2002 |

35. | It All Adds Up | Calculations | 7 Feb 2002 |

36. | Power Cut | Calculations | 21 Feb 2002 |

37. | Leftovers | Calculations | 28 Feb 2002 |

38. | A Waste of Time | Solving Problems | 7 Mar 2002 |

39. | The Farewell Party | Solving Problems | 14 Mar 2002 |

40. | The Final Mission | Solving Problems | 21 Mar 2002 |

## Credits

Starring | Jill Shilling as SamSeroca Davis |

Written by | Amanda Rainger (episodes 1-20)Nick McIvor |

Voice recording | Paul Deeley Darrin Bowen |

Voice direction | Ron Smedley (episodes 1-20)Mandy Wheeler |

Music | Robert Foster John Stafford |

Education officer | Liz Meenan |

Maths consultant | Marjorie Gorman |

Overseas animation produced & directed by | Jeff Skinner |

CG animators | Irina Zaytseua Leovia Wilson |

UK computer animation team | Redwing Animation, London |

Animation production manager | Clwyd Edwards |

Lead animator | Hannah Walker |

South African animation team (Numberella) | Delapse, Johannesburg |

Associate producer | Rick Spurway |

Executive producer | Colin Prescot |

Producer | Trevor Wayman |

Production design & direction | Paul Clowney |

A Flying Pictures production for Channel 4 in association with Zurich |

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