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
Chocolate Mug Cake
Make predictions about how ingredients mix and change while baking to form a delicious, chocolate mug cake!
Giant Wedding Order
Your child can learn about number relations in this clip where Peg and Cat must sort the numbers 1 to 6 so they are in order.
Mr. Frank's Flat Cart
Mr. Frank's cart changed from 3D to 2D but the detectives figured out it was a rectangular prism that is now flat because it changed dimension.
Chickens on the Bus
Your child can learn about opposites and position in this clip where Peg and Cat look for lost chickens.
In this game, your child can practice using grids and maps to help the Wild Kratts select habitats for the featured animals.
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
A Case of the Skips
The agents identify a skip pattern when they determine the baker has skipped every other step in making the cake.
Chickens at the White House
This clip can help your child practice counting by 10s as Peg and Cat help the President find chickens.
Grab It and Run
In this relay race, children make predictions and test which properties of objects help them make it to the finish line without breaking any materials!
Tracking the Number Hog
Your child will learn about place value, and identifying digits in the hundreds, tens, and ones places.
Fresh Pick Mini Games
In this collection of mini games, your child will learn to navigate spaces, use spatial clues to locate items, add and subtract to meet a budget, and sort items based on multiple attributes.
Make Pancakes With Science on the Side!
The kitchen is a great place to explore math and science skills. Turn your morning breakfast into a learning opportunity by measuring ingredients and discussing the changes that occur as you mix ingredients to make yummy pancakes.
Something's Up With Cat
Peg tells Cat how he is a special friend and that it's something you can't compare on a bar graph.
Something Totally Odd Has Happened
Odd Squad agents hear of a missing giant gum ball and receive a clue to solve the case.
Your child can learn about musical beats, directional opposites, and problem solving in this junkyard music clip.
Your child can learn about solving problems on a number line from Olive as she tries to solve Dr. O's word problem.
In this Dinosaur Train game, your child can learn about displacement and volume. Help your child find the right types of dinosaurs to raise the water level of the swimming hole to the right number!
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