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
Secret Message Shapes
Building blocks are a great way to explore 3D shapes with your child. In this activity, you and your child can assemble and take apart 3D shapes, and even use these shapes to send secret messages.
The Great Banana Has Landed
Your child will learn about fair sharing, which is dividing up objects equally among everyone.
20 Days or 20 Minutes?!
Peg, Cat, and Madame president explore time and how long things take in this clip.
And I Am Telling You (You Gotta Feed Me)
This clip shows Ramone helping Big Mouth five times, as Peg counts along.
Reverse-A-Ball! Mission 7
Your child can learn aout surveys and pie charts as Francine decides how to distract the Electric Company.
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
Your child can explore early geometry in this game by helping Curious George assemble animal puzzles from square blocks.
Hide and Seek
Your child can practice matching a number of objects to numerals and number words in this hide-and-seek game!
Can evaporation help keep an object cool on a hot day? Your child can run this simple experiment to explore how water evaporation affects temperature.
Thirteen Ways of Looking at Half
In this game, your child can practice fractions by figuring out different ways to fill one half of a square.
Bianca agarra a una movida-- SPANISH CLIP FOR "BIANCA BUSTS A MOVE
Bianca must use measurement and math skills to fix a broken table. This clip can teach your child about measurement and building objects. [Spanish]
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.
Your child can practice comparing the distance between objects while playing a game of Pinecone Pass with Buddy and his friends.
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