FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

Ruff's Hollywood Adventure

Ages 6 - 8

Ruff’s making a movie (and is in over his head)! He needs help managing time and money and solving other math challenges, so he find an all-star cast (of his family) and feed his crew.

Games

  • Fetch Fone: Fetch! Cal

    FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

    Fetch Fone: Fetch! Cal

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Measurement

    Devices:

    • Mobile

    Description
    Ruff's schedule is all out of order! Arrange his meetings in order from earliest to latest.

    Learning Goals
    Telling time, ordering times from earliest to latest, understanding the difference between AM and PM

  • Fetch Fone: Just a Minute

    FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

    Fetch Fone: Just a Minute

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Measurement

    Devices:

    • Mobile

    Description
    Ruff sometimes needs his assistant to do silly things (don't ask). You have one minute to do things like spin around in circles, jump up and down, or even stand perfectly still. Don't worry, it only takes a minute!

    Learning Goals
    Time: how long is a minute?

  • Fetch Fone: Snack Attack

    FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

    Fetch Fone: Snack Attack

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Measurement

    Devices:

    • Mobile

    Description
    Oh, man, Ruff is starving and needs a snack! Help collect enough loose change to buy him something from the vending machine. Be careful though, it only takes exact change.

    Learning Goals
    Money and coin value

  • Fetch Fone: You're Late

    FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

    Fetch Fone: You're Late

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Measurement

    Devices:

    • Mobile

    Description
    Ruff's digital clock isn't working. Use his good old-fashioned analog watch and compare it to the digital appointment times to tell him which appointment he needs to get to next.

    Learning Goals
    Telling time: matching time on an analog clock to time on a digital clock

  • Lunch Rush

    FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

    Lunch Rush

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Addition,
    • Subtraction

    Devices:

    • Mobile ,
    • Augmented Reality

    Description
    Ruff has a million things to do to get his movie off the ground. One of the most important jobs is making sure that everyone has enough to eat. Your job is to serve up the right amount of sushi for each cast member without making them wait!

    Learning Goals
    Addition and subtraction within 20

  • Ruff Cut: Blackmuzzle's Game

    FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

    Ruff Cut: Blackmuzzle's Game

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Measurement

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    Ruff's ancestor, Pirate Blackmuzzle, needs help loading his pirate ship with cargo for his next adventure. Keep the ship balanced while you load the crates on board without losing any of his crew over board.

    Learning Goals
    Comparing items by weight

  • Ruff Cut: Bluff's Game

    FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

    Ruff Cut: Bluff's Game

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Measurement

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    Ruff's shady cousin, Bluff, needs help figuring out which container will fit the most crates so he can get this stuff to his local pawn shop, er, charity for donation. What's in the crates? Uh, er, don't ask!

    Learning Goals
    Capacity

  • Ruff Cut: Glenn's Game

    FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

    Ruff Cut: Glenn's Game

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Measurement

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    Ruff's cousin, Glenn, is organizing his figurine collection for the annual Dragon Quest Gathering. Glenn needs you to put his figurines in height order from shortest to tallest.

    Learning Goals
    Ordering items by height

  • Ruff Cut: Grandma's Game

    FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

    Ruff Cut: Grandma's Game

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Shapes,
    • Spatial Sense

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    Grandma Ruffman is making a scrapbook of Ruff and she needs help arranging the pictures on each page. Make sure none of the pictures overlap -- it would be a shame to cover up the picture of Ruff's first bad haircut!

    Learning Goals
    Develop spatial sense; use shapes to fill a grid

  • Ruff Cut: Helga's Game

    FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

    Ruff Cut: Helga's Game

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Measurement

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    Cousin Helga is knitting her Fall fashion line. Find the heaviest or lightest sheep in the herd to produce the exact amount of wool she needs for each piece of clothing.

    Learning Goals
    Comparing items by weight using a balance scale

  • Ruff Ruffman’s Monumental Mini Golf

    FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

    Ruff Ruffman’s Monumental Mini Golf

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Geometry,
    • Measurement,
    • Multiplication,
    • Spatial Sense

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    Ruff is on a mission to build the tallest, longest, and heaviest mini-golf course in the world and he needs your help! Once you've completed a series of math challenges you can play the mini-golf course you've helped create.

    Learning Goals
    This game teaches measuring, geometry, spatial reasoning, and early multiplication skills.

About the Show

Part game show, part reality TV, and part spoof, FETCH! features real kids, real challenges, real science, and an unreal host named Ruff Ruffman (yes, he's an animated dog!) Featuring 20 half-hour episodes, FETCH! mixes live-action with animation and breaks the mold with its educational and comical take on America's newest television genre. Targeting six- to ten-year olds, it is spontaneous, unscripted, and full of twists.

© 2010 WGBH Educational Foundation

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