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 Seven-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
Curious George is practicing his juggling skills. Your child can count, add, and subtract to give George the correct number of fruits to juggle.
Some Penguin Estimation
Your child can learn to estimate large numbers using a grid technique from this clip. The Cyber Squad must figure out how many pairs of shoes they will need without counting all the penguins.
Aki the Ninja
Peg + Cat use their math skills to take away objects from Aki so she has one of each left.
Win a Plushie!
Ruff has one chance to defeat Glen’s Milk Bottle Pyramid of Doom and win his plushie back!
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
A Plushie for Grandma
Ruff wants to roll a plushie to Grandma’s door, but the ground is flat. Can he deliver?
Make Your Own Mathroom
The Mathroom is one of the most important rooms at Odd Squad headquarters. Now your child can make her own Mathroom at home with this fun paper craft.
Curious George is catching bugs. Your child can practice prediction, estimation, and counting skills while helping George catch and release the bugs.
Planning an Elephant's Party
It's time to plan a party for elephant "Jeffy." Along the way, your child will learn some fun new words such as heavy, huge, and exact.
Let's Count By Fives!
When Danny takes Jessica's pies to sell, your child can watch him make a graph and count by 5 to reach his goal.
Make Leaf Observations on an Autumn Nature Walk
Collecting leaves in the fall can be fun. In this fall leaf activity, your child can practice sorting and classifying leaves based on their attributes.
Magical Shape Hunt
A mermaid has lost her jewels and it's up to Peg and Cat to help her retrieve them. While using a net to catch the jewels, your child can practice counting skills and identifying 3D shapes.
Cookies for Cups
Your child can learn how to compare numbers using a bar graph in this clip where Cat needs to know how many items he should trade.
Playing this card game can help your child develop early math skills by counting to 10 and knowing what is more or less than 10.
Help Your Child Learn to Love Math with Odd Squad
Odd Squad focuses on a kid-run agency that saves the day whenever something unusual happens. Emphasizing problem solving, teamwork and perseverance in every strange and hilarious new assignment, agents use math to investigate weird problems -- and your child can help!Find Activities