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 - Misty Copeland
Peg, Cat, and Misty Copeland count out different musical patterns.
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.
The team calculates and ompares the areas of the fields given their different of the perimeters.
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.
Sesame Street Super Salad Diner
Bert and Ernie are serving up salads at the diner. Your child can complete customer orders by adding the requested ingredients to create the perfect salad for each customer.
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
Mathroom - Why are Shapes Disappearing?
Your child will learn about using counters to solve subtraction problems.
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 Paper Planes to Glide Like a Draco
Using paper airplanes, you and your child can explore the science of gliding and better understand how draco lizards glide from tree to tree.
The Prehistoric Pizza Delivery
Learn about counting on by 10s and place values as Peg gets pizzas ready to deliver to the dinosaurs.
The dinosaurs are thirsty. Your child can learn about capacity by identifying and selecting the appropriate sized container to hold water for each dinosaur .
The Arch Villain
Your child will learn about an arch, which is a line that is curved into the center.
The King of Day
Your child can learn how to order events over time and read a digital clock in this clip where Peg talks about daytime events.
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.
Quest 1: Mission Motherboard
Motherboard needs help stopping Hacker from his latest mischief. In this long-playing game, your child will use direction skills, inverse operations, addition, money, and more to collect snelfus and complete the mission.
Your child will learn about the relation between height and length, and how to use a nonstandard unit to measure carefully.
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