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
Wrong Size Mac
Mac gets the audience laughing by wearing things that are too big and using props that are too small.
First, Second and Third
Your child can learn about ordinal numbers and the rules of baseball in this clip involving counting.
The Queen of the Night
In this clip, your child can learn about nighttime activities and reading time on a digital clock.
Pour to Score
In this game, your child will transfer water from one container to another to learn about volume, addition, and subtraction.
Ms. O Tries to be Nice
Your child will learn about using the greater than sign to identify the relation between two numbers.
Hacker is trying to drop magnetite on Motherboard. Your child can help stop Hacker by matching equivalent fractions, percentages, and geometric shapes.
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
D.W.'s Island Bug-Ball
D.W. is playing mini-golf. In this game, your child will use spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills to complete courses that D.W. has set up or build a new course to play.
Oscar's Rotten Ride
Oscar is going on a treasure hunt for trash in the ocean, on the beach, and in space. Your child can help Oscar while learning about height, ordering, and following directions .
Mathroom - Why are Shapes Disappearing?
Your child will learn about using counters to solve subtraction problems.
Your child will learn about the relation between height and length, and how to use a nonstandard unit to measure carefully.
Otto eats the shrinking potato salad and loses 1 foot when the agents measure his height.
Fill It Up!
Experimenting with filling containers up can help your child understand volume. In this game, your child adds water to different containers, but must keep them from overflowing!
In this game, your child can practice using grids and maps to help the Wild Kratts select habitats for the featured animals.
The Mermaid's Sparkly Shape
In this clip, your child can learn about how flat, 2D shapes can combine to form solid, 3D shapes as Peg and Cat search for a sparkly shape.
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