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
Thirteen Ways of Looking at Half
In this game, your child can practice fractions by figuring out different ways to fill one half of a square.
Otis and Olympia Find a Lighter Gadget than the Shuttlecock
Otis and Olympia go to Oona's lab to find a gadget that is lighter than a shuttlecock.
Climb Time Challenge
This clip emphasizes healthy physical activity while teaching about line graphs. Inez works to plot the Cyber Squad's climbing times on a line graph to show their improvement.
Harry calls his meteorologist friend Janice for advice on handling his fear of a thunderstorm. Your child can learn about GPS coordinates and weather patterns from this clip.
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
Harry's in a Fog
Your child can learn about temperature and where fog comes from in this clip where Harry visits Rockafeller Center.
Odd Squad Crest
Your child can practice following directions in this color by number printable featuring the Odd Squad crest.
Crossing the Line
Representing real world objects with a model helps the group find the location where the transformatron is--at the point where the two lines cross.
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.
It's Picture Day!
Your child will learn strategies to solve equations with blanks before the equal sign.
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,
Your child will learn about patterns, which is when you put something in a certain order and repeat over and over again.
Oscar gives a good example of how to estimate and count by 10 in this clip where he is an assistant to Ms. O.
Your child will learn about measuring width using nonstandard units, and how to divide a unit in half.
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.
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