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 Five-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
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.
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.
Storm Dodger Game
You and your child can explore math and meteorology with this Storm Tracking game. Navigate a game board while avoiding the advancing storm to win!
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
Digit's Cooking Now!
In this clip, the CyberSquad teaches about balance in healthy eating using a pie chart.
Adding Up Animal Habitats
In this activity, your child will practice basic math skills while exploring local habitats and the animals that live in them.
George is having a party. Your child can practice early math skills such as patterning, addition, and subtraction by answering questions as she moves along the game board to reach the party.
Odd Squad Training Video #231: A Guide to Your Lab Coat
Oona explains the features of the Odd Squad scientist's lab coat.
Otto eats the shrinking potato salad and loses 1 foot when the agents measure his height.
Learn about solids, liquids, and predictions while you make delicious rainbow popsicles! This recipe will guide you and your child through discussing predictions and observations, and how freezing turns a liquid into a solid.
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.
Exploring Numbers and Counting
Does your child love to tell people his age? Together with your child, explore numbers and counting by figuring out how many ways your child can express his age.
Zoe's Dance Moves
Zoe wants to make up a dance. Your child can pick an outfit for Zoe and then put together six dance moves for Zoe to try.
What's the Pattern?
Olympia and Otis look for the dancing villain at an inn - but they have the wrong address!
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