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
Given four sets of clues, your child can use this set of printable shapes to figure out the answer to several Odd Squad shape mysteries.
Otto and Olive discuss their favorite parts of a comic book. Your child can learn about page numbers and addition from this clip.
Oksana's Pea Soup
This clip can help your child learn comparative temperature language, as Oksana and Olive barter for hot soup.
Ruff Cut: Glenn's Game
Ruff's cousin, Glenn, is organizing his figurine collection for the annual Dragon Quest Gathering. Your child can help Glenn by putting his figurines in height order from shortest to tallest.
Estrella de la Suerte: T.W. (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.
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
Freddy’s Carnival Countoff
In this fun carnival game, your child can practice counting, adding by 1s, 5s, and 10s, and estimating quantities while using comparative vocabulary such as 'fewest' and 'most.'
Otto's New Partner
This clip teaches the meaning of the word "pattern," which Olm needs to know to help Otto with a mission.
Bianca's Good Turn
Learn about shape attributes and measurement when Bianca tries out an arcade game that is rigged.
Find the Blob!
Measuring can be fun when it includes a gooey blob! Together with your child, follow a recipe to make the blob and then divide the blob into equal parts to play a seek and find game.
Dress That Rhino
Ruff Ruffman is taking Rhino out for some adventures. Choose the best outfit for Rhino to wear depending on the material required for the event.
Peg + Cat and their friends divide up their Halloween candy into equal groups so they can share.
Odd Squad enlists Delivery Debbie to help thwart the evil plan of a new group of Villains.
Harry's Time Out
Your child will learn about how different watches and clocks can display time differently.
Counting to Twenty
Your child will learn about counting on from a number other than 1 using a number line, and learn about the numbers that end in teen.
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