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
Simple as Pie
Your child can learn about circles and their mathematical properties in this clip. Bianca has trouble measuring a circle when looking for pie pans to bake with.
Crossing the Delaware
Learn about maps and following directions as Peg + Cat cross the Delaware River with George Washington.
Oprah and O'Donahue
By identifying the patterns Odd Squad agents use when they play rock, paper, scissors Ms. O is able to beat them to win the jelly bean.
Equal Shares of Tulips
Learn about counting and addition as Peg + Cat make sure the neighbors each have an equal number of tulips.
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.
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 Slow Motion Path
The Odd Squad must take a longer path to avoid an obstacle. This clip can teach your child about reading maps and navigating using a map.
The Hungry Games
Cookie Monster is collecting gems. Your child can run and jump to help Cookie Monster gather his collection and then play color, shape and pattern games with the gems.
I Love Shapes
In this game, your child helps Curious George catch shapes. Deciding what shapes to catch can help build your child's decision making abilities.
In this clip, your child can follow along learning about shapes as Peg and Cat paint pictures from different shapes.
The team uses their addition and fraction skills to measure the correct amount of dragon drool.
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.
Lucky Star: T.W. Thinks Big (same as above 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.
A Walk in the Woods
In this clip, your child can learn about using landmarks to orient yourself on a map. Otto and Olive search for landmarks to figure out how to get home.
Your child will learn about adding multiple numbers to arrive at a sum, and using strategies to get there such as counting on fingers, understanding the concept of doubles, as well as understanding what happens when you add 0.
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