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
Triangulo vs. Flat Woman
In this clip, your child can learn about the difference between 2D, flat shapes, and 3D, solid shapes that have flat faces.
Math in the Bath - Painting Masterpieces
Bathtime with Peg + Cat introduces kids to counting by 5 and grouping objects.
The CyberSquad is hiding from Hacker by disguising themselves with wigs, beards, and glasses. Your child can practice early multiplication skills while figuring out the number of disguise combinations that are possible.
Your child can learn about the more-than and less-than symbols in this clip where Peg must make sure groups are equal.
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
You Can Learn
In this clip, Roxanne and Cat sing a song about learning new skills through problem solving and practice.
Your child will learn about rounding to the nearest 10, and when to round up or down.
Not Just Any Ol' Graph
Your child will learn about using a graph to organize information and see the big picture.
Meeting Modern Dinosaurs - Birds!
Your child can learn about dinosaurs by watching their modern descendants: birds! Together, you and your child can bird watch and classify birds based on features.
The Diagram Blues
This clip features a song that can explain to your child the difference between a picture and a diagram, and then uses a diagram to solve a problem.
Ruff Cut: Helga's Game
Cousin Helga is knitting her Fall fashion line. Your child can use a pan balance scale to find the heaviest or lightest sheep in the herd to produce the exact amount of wool she needs for each piece of clothing.
Your child can become "Master of the Morning" by coloring and earning these morning routine reward badges.
Dinosaurs on the Loose
Dinosaurs have escaped into the Odd Squad office but Otto has a "before now" time machine that could help. The agents plan to go back 5 minutes.
Building a Physical Profile of the Perp
The team uses measurement skills to gather clues about the identity of a suspect.
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