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
Vole: Creature Power
The Kratts introduce a small mammal which can survive the winter with the help of snow!
River Crossing Pattern
Peg and Cat must decide what shape comes next in a more complex pattern to avoid falling in the river.
The Foggiest Idea
Your child can watch the Cyber Crew perform an experiment with water and a thermometer to understand temperature and dew points.
Odd Report: Giant Sighting
Your child will learn about using a number line to predict a skip counting pattern.
Ms. O's Coldest Cases
Determining which information is important can help when solving a mystery. Your child can use deductive reasoning skills to help the Odd Squad solve four cold cases.
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
Shape Hide and Seek!
Shape attributes can be clues in this game of shape hide and seek. Hide shapes around a room, and ask your child to find them based on the attributes you call out. Your child can also give you hints when it's your turn to find shapes.
Counting by Fives on the Farm
Practice your math skills by counting by fives to help the farmer determine how many eggs he has.
Odd Report: Traffic Jam
Your child can practice reading maps and using landmarks in this clip where Oscar explains a mission to the agents.
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.
Prankster Planet: Mission 2
Marcus and Jessica practice addition in this clip where they're stuck on Francine's gameshow.
10 Friends Escape the Giants
Your child will learn to decompose 10 in various ways, and write addition sentences to show these.
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.
Manny's Mysterious Message
The group has to figure out what are the factors of 20 through multiplication and representing numbers with the numbers 1 through 9.
Brilliant by Mistake
The group learns the relationship between larger and simplified fractions while working with cubes.
It's Double Time
Your child will learn about doubling numbers, which lays the foundation for multiplication.
Crossing the Delaware
Learn about maps and following directions as Peg + Cat cross the Delaware River with George Washington.
Bianca Gets in Gear
Bianca learn about how gears work so she can ride faster than her friend, but when they meet at the park she is not a good friend and bikes off rather than spending time together.
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