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 Three-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
Math in the Bath - Magical Shape Hunt
Peg and Cat sort four spheres in size order, from biggest to smallest. Your child will learn that the sphere that is the 4th biggest, is also the smallest.
Your child will learn about using a number line to count and figure out where numbers belong.
Training Video #7883 - A Guide to Your Uniform
Your child will learn about the relationships among cups, quarts, and gallons.
You child can learn about music notes and ordinal numbers in this clip where Peg helps decorate for Mardi Gras.
Making a Better Confetti Collector
Popping tiny holes and attaching a tube to the bag allows the confetti to fill up while the air gets out.
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 Sheep Escape
Your child will learn about taking others' visual perspectives into mind when solving a problem.
The Foggiest Idea
Your child can watch the Cyber Crew perform an experiment with water and a thermometer to understand temperature and dew points.
Math in the Bath - Spheres
Your child will learn about adding one more up to 4, and writing addition sentences.
Back To School Tips for Parents
This great resource provides parents with tips to help children notice math in their everyday lives through numbers, measurement, patterns, and more.
The Case of the Trophy Room Bandit
Using a number line and subtraction skills, your child can figure out which items are missing in a mystery object game.
Math in the Bath - Pirate Map
Peg and Cat use a map to find a treasure in the bathroom -- they count 3 steps in between bath stuff.
That Was Exciting
Your child will learn to arrive at the desired measurement when they only have other scales of measurement available.
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