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 Four-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
Harry's Off the Wall Scheme
Harry uses his shape knowledge and estimation skills to create a wallpaper pattern.
Now That's What I Call An Angle!
The team figures out the riddle by using measurement skills and their knowledge of angles.
Take One Away
Your child will learn that counting forwards means to add 1, whereas they can count backwards to go one fewer than the preceding number.
Send in the Trolls 2
Learning about median and mode can be fun when your child practices these math skills by ordering trolls from shortest to tallest in inches.
Don't Go Bananas
Peg needs help counting the monkeys at the circus, but the monkeys are all hiding. Your child can spin a wheel to find out how many monkeys Peg wants to count next and then look for the hidden monkeys in the circus picture.
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
Reverse-A-Ball! Mission 6
Your child can learn about surveys and bar graphs as Francine tries to decide what to drop on the Electric Company,
Let's Count By Fives!
When Danny takes Jessica's pies to sell, your child can watch him make a graph and count by 5 to reach his goal.
Math in the Bath - Star Swiper
Peg and Cat have two soap dishes with 5 stars in each. Your child can learn to count by 5s, or explore the concept of multiplication with these equal groups of objects.
High Wire Peg
Help your child learn about stacking objects to reach a certain height, and that when they stack two objects of the same height, they reach double the height.
Bottle Cap Hockey
Children can play bottle cap hockey to learn about forces and motion, while predicting which bottle cap will win the game! With this activity, your child will learn to predict, test, and reflect on properties of objects that influence motion.
Centigurps Love Spheres
Odd Squad agents count by 5s and use graphs to represent the collected centigurps. Then they search for spheres to find remaining centigurps.
Charts are a great way to show data. Help your child collect data and make a chart that displays family members' favorite fruits and vegetables.
Training Video #19: How to Feed the Odd Squad Goldfish
This training video shows how to feed the Odd Squad goldfish, and also how to add and subtract on a number line.
Find Your Badge Number
Your child can find his or her Odd Squad badge number by using this printable decoder to map letters to numbers.
The Shapes of Washington% D.C.
Finding shapes in everyday objects is a great way to learn about flat and solid shapes. In this clip, Peg and Ramone identify flat and solid shapes in Washington DC.
Help Your Child Learn to Love Math with Peg + Cat
Through engaging stories and comedy, Peg + Cat encourages your child to see math as exciting, accessible, and fun. The show teaches measurement, shapes and patterns, and problem-solving skills that children can use in their everyday lives.Find Activities