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
This clip will show your child how to read temperatures from a thermometer and compare different temperatures.
The Odd Squad agents have been turned into puppies! In this game, your child will use specific puppy toys to move a given number of puppies through a series of obstacles to turn the puppies back into agents.
Your child will learn about symmetry, which means that an objects has two sides that are the same.
Something's Up With Cat
Peg tells Cat how he is a special friend and that it's something you can't compare on a bar graph.
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
Shape Hide and Seek!
Shape attributes can be clues in this game of shape hide and seek. Hide shapes around a room, and ask your child to find them based on the attributes you call out. Your child can also give you hints when it's your turn to find shapes.
Bianca Flips Out
Your child will learn about probability when it comes to flipping a coin. The 50/50 probability only occurs if you flip the coin many times.
Sorting for Misty
Peg and Cat want to see Misty Copeland perform, but they must clean Peg's room first.
Curious George's bunny friends want some carrots. Your child can practice counting up while collecting carrots for the bunnies.
Solving tangram puzzles can help your child learn about the results of rotating and putting together 2D shapes. Try making shapes with this fun online game.
Giant Wedding Order
Your child can learn about number relations in this clip where Peg and Cat must sort the numbers 1 to 6 so they are in order.
The Election Problem
Peg and Cat are holding an election to see who can get the most votes to be in charge of the chickens while the farmer goes to market. In this interactive storybook, your child can watch and count along as the chickens vote for their favorite candidate.
Animal Winter Olympics
Your child will learn about relative position words, such as over, under, and in between.
The Tallapega 20
Ramone can teach your child a valuable lesson about sportsmanship and not giving up on solving problems in this clip.
Bottle Cap Hockey
Children can play bottle cap hockey to learn about forces and motion, while predicting which bottle cap will win the game! With this activity, your child will learn to predict, test, and reflect on properties of objects that influence motion.
Peg gathers data to make a prediction about which feather to use in a tickling match.
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