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
Your child will learn about symmetry, which means that an objects has two sides that are the same.
What's the Difference?
Subtraction and measurement are key skills Peg uses while trying to restore her room to color in the Highlight Zone.
Bugs in the System
Hacker has infested the library with bugs. Your child can practice making and reading bar graphs by collecting the colored bugs and putting them in the correct column.
Arch Villain's Arch Song
Your child can practice adding to 10 with this gameshow clip where contestants try to get exactly 10 points from 2 judges.
Training Video #19: How to Feed the Odd Squad Goldfish
This training video shows how to feed the Odd Squad goldfish, and also how to add and subtract on a number line.
One Gallon Cure
The agents need to add equal amonts of 1 quart of 4 different ingredients to make a gallon of the cure for Ms. O.
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
Buried Treasure Party
Your child will learn about the relation between height and length, and how they can use their own height to measure length.
The Odd Squad doctor needs an assistant! Your child can help cure the Odd Squad agents of their odd ailments by collecting data to make a diagnosis while learning about fractions, volume, coordinates, and greater than/less than comparisons.
Dinosaurs on the Loose
Dinosaurs have escaped into the Odd Squad office but Otto has a "before now" time machine that could help. The agents plan to go back 5 minutes.
Reverse-A-Ball! Mission 5
Your child can learn about surveys and bar graphs as Francine tries to decide how to trap the Electric Company,
Brilliant by Mistake
The group learns the relationship between larger and simplified fractions while working with cubes.
A Feast Fit for a Featherite
To solve the word problem, the agents first use a graph to plot the data from the number of chairs and then use subtraction.
Find the Blob!
Measuring can be fun when it includes a gooey blob! Together with your child, follow a recipe to make the blob and then divide the blob into equal parts to play a seek and find game.
De-symmetrizing the Grim Wreaker
Your child will learn about the 3 kinds of symmetry -- slide, turn, and flip.
Welcome to Beaver City
The beavers need help building their homes. Using spatial sense and estimating skills, your child can help choose the correct sized logs to built the beavers' homes.
Reverse-A-Ball! Mission 1
Your child can learn about surveys and bar graphs as Francine tries to decide what to drop on the Electric Company,
Your child can learn about compromise, triangles, and distance on a map in this clip where Peg, Cat, and The Pig diagree about where to go on vacation.
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