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 Rectangle for the Switch-Inator
Odd Squad agents work for identify the shapes they need to fix the Switch-Inator.
A Perfect Giant Wedding
In this clip, Peg learns about her responsibilities at a friend's wedding and the 6 tasks she must complete in order to help.
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.
Math in the Bath - Chicken Dance
Your child will learn about simple 2D shapes and how to transform them into different shapes.
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
The agents using grouping to count the missing pies by 5s and figure out Tommy Twosie may be the villain.
Make Your Own Cat Plushy
You can help build your elementary-aged child's self-confidence and early math skills by sewing this adorable cat beanie.
It's time to enter the the highlight zone. In this game, your child can practice counting and shape identification as he searches for the correct number of shapes in each picture.
It's time for a dinosaur relay race. In this game, your child can choose the correct size dinosaur to complete each stage of an obstacle course.
Gooey Randall and Goopy Gus
Your child can learn skills to read an analog clock and tell time in this clip where Otto and Olive only have 20 minutes to interrogate villains.
Jesse Wants Something Pink and Round
Sometimes you need to look for 2 things at once! In this clip, your child can learn about focusing on more than one characteristic of an object.
Something Totally Odd Has Happened
Odd Squad agents hear of a missing giant gum ball and receive a clue to solve the case.
The Three Bears... and One Littlest Chicken
In this Peg + Cat clip Peg solves the problem of 4 bears by using counting and subtraction.
In this clip, your child can follow along learning about shapes as Peg and Cat paint pictures from different shapes.
Playing with Patterns
Playing with patterns can be fun. Try these four activities with your child to practice patterning skills.
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