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
The Case of Common Chris
The Odd Squad needs to keep Common Chris from stealing shapes. Your child can help by putting common shapes together to form more complex shapes and keep them out of Common Chris' sight.
Learn about the shape attributes of a triangle and that not all rod lengths can make a triangle.
While visiting the zoo, George let some of the animals out of their pens. Your child can practice using a map to find the correct path back to each animal's home.
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
Oksana's Pea Soup
This clip can help your child learn comparative temperature language, as Oksana and Olive barter for hot soup.
Exploring Numbers and Counting
Does your child love to tell people his age? Together with your child, explore numbers and counting by figuring out how many ways your child can express his age.
Your child will learn about concepts of time, such as 'the past' and 'last year'.
Mathroom - Equal Pieces
The agents use problem solving to figure out why things are being split into fractions.
Peg and Cat Estimate
Peg + Cat learn about estimating to fit all of their recyclables into the bins.
Olive, Otto, and The Weatherman compare temperatures of areas on a map. Your child can learn about maps and how thermometers are read.
Your child will learn about using a number line to count and figure out where numbers belong.
Salty & Pierre: Number 5
Salt and Pepper count 5 stars and recognize the number 5 in part of the door of the dog house.
Your child can learn with the Odd Squad tube operators how to tell your left side from your right side.
Building objects can help your child understand how parts compose a whole. In this game, your child can learn about area and perimeter while assembling shapes to create airships for Cyberchase characters!
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