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Railroad Repair

In this online math game from Cyberchase, sneaky Hacker has removed some of the tracks on the Trans-Cyberspace Railroad. Learners must repair the tracks so the Cybertrain can get back to Central Station. Learners add decimals and drag spare tracks to fill the missing spaces.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • Computer with internet access


  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Size and Scale
    • Number and Operations
      • Decimals
    • Problem Solving
    • Representation

Informal Categories

  • Games
  • Transportation


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.B.7: Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.(more info about this benchmark)

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, THIRTEEN, ©2011

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • PBS
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • The Volckhausen Family


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