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 Six-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
The Balancing Act
Peg and Cleopatra introduce balancing and how one can use a pan balance to measure the weight of objects.
Training Video #1624 - How to Deal with a Spider-Cat Bite
Your child will learn to use clues, and to identify a more complex pattern.
Ask Ruff First: Winging It
With some Broadway inspiration, Ruff helps build a topple-proof birdbath!
Your child can practice counting by ones with bathtime bubbles in this Curious George online game.
Charts are a great way to show data. Help your child collect data and make a chart that displays family members' favorite fruits and vegetables.
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
Peg was having fun in her yard until the wind scattered all of her things. Your child can practice counting and spatial language skills by following directions to help Peg find her hat, uke and other items in this seek and find printable.
Saving Slider's Garage
Data collection and pattern identification helps the Cyberbuddies predict the future, while keeping in mind the outliers.
Harry Bounces Back
Harry uses his spatial reasoning skills to plan the path he wants the ball to travel in during pool with his cousin.
Mathroom - Equal Pieces
The agents use problem solving to figure out why things are being split into fractions.
Bianca Cheers Up
Your child can learn about addition in this clip where Bianca watches judges scoring a cheerleading tryout.
It's a Dog's Life for Harry
Your child can learn about planning time and the importance of physical activity in this clip about Harry's new dog.
Bianca's Wish on a Fish
Bianca and Harry teach about voting and petitions in a community as part of this clip about their local park.
Cat Likes Circles
Your child will learn to recognize 2D and 3D shapes, such as circles, triangles, rectangles, and spheres, and understand that 2D shapes are "flat" compared to 3D shapes.
Now That's What I Call An Angle!
The team figures out the riddle by using measurement skills and their knowledge of angles.
Dress That Rhino
Ruff Ruffman is taking Rhino out for some adventures. Choose the best outfit for Rhino to wear depending on the material required for the event.
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