It's easy for kids — and parents! — to see math as a school activity. We often think it's just about counting or adding or learning math facts. But by exploring the interesting ways math shapes the world around us, we can help our children begin to think like mathematicians and learn to love math.
Helping Your Two-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
A Feast Fit for a Featherite
To solve the word problem, the agents first use a graph to plot the data from the number of chairs and then use subtraction.
The Queen of Hearts
Your child can practice simple subtraction with Peg in this clip where she must make sure 2 stacks are the same height.
Create a Kid’s Calendar
Your child can better understand how a calendar works by decorating the days on a calendar or making his own calendar to track daily activities.
Poddle Weigh In
Hacker has removed the numbers from all of the Poddles on Poddleville. Using estimation, addition, subtraction, and a balance scale, your child can help return the numbers to the correct Poddles.
Once you start looking for patterns, you will start to find them everywhere. There are patterns in colors, shapes, sounds, dances and even daily routines! Learning patterns is a skill that translates directly into algebraic thinking, so by exploring these ideas now, you will be setting the stage for bigger math ideas later.Learn More
Regards to Broadway
Your child will learn about telling time to the minute, and estimating how long it will take to wait on a line.
I Couldn't Love You Any More, I'll Never Love You Less
The theme from this video clips is that love and compassion is are not things you can represent in a graph.
Estrella de la Suerte: T.W. (In Spanish)
Your child will learn about calculating the area of an irregular shape by first making it regular, and then multiplying the length and width.
Mindy's Wheel of Planets
Your child can complete a craft and play a game to learn more about the planets in our solar system.
Your child can connect the dots to meet a BEE-utiful new friend in this Cat in the Hat printable.
Ice Dragon Egg
This clip can help teach your child about how to read a thermometer. Ms. O and Olive work to keep the thermometer line high so the dragon egg stays warm.
Create an Herbivore Collage
Some dinosaurs were herbivores, or animals that only ate plants. Learn about modern day herbivores and the foods that they eat by creating two collages.
Count With Allie
Your child can read and count along with Curious George and Allie in this online guided storybook.
Otto eats the shrinking potato salad and loses 1 foot when the agents measure his height.
Kooky Clown vs. Fladam
Olive uses past evidence to predict how Fladam will perform. This clip can teach your child about probability, likelihood, data collection, and tally marks.
A Rectangle for the Switch-Inator
Odd Squad agents work for identify the shapes they need to fix the Switch-Inator.
Help Your Child Learn to Love Math with Curious George
Curious George is a little monkey who wants to explore and discover new things. Like George, children are always learning! And his interactions with patterns, measurements, and shapes can help your child begin to see math in the world around them.Find Activities