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
The CyberSquad takes on the Ghosts of Jimaya
The Cyber Squad diagrams a basketball play to beat the Ghosts of Jimaya. Your child can learn about diagrams and planning sports plays in this clip.
Prankster Planet: Reverse-a-ball
The Electric Company needs to stop Francine from reversing all the words on Earth. Your child can help save the words by practicing using and creating graphs to represent information.
While visiting the zoo, George let some of the animals out of their pens. Your child can practice using a map to find the correct path back to each animal's home.
May wants weigh the gems in her collection. Using a pan balance, your child can add copper weights to balance the scale and learn which gems are heaviest.
All About That Shape
In this clip, Peg and Cat talk about the differences beween solid shapes and flat shapes, and they explore how to solve puzzles.
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
Make music with Peg and Cat by changing the the height of objects to make the notes sound different. Cat will run along the musical items at slow, medium, or fast speed to play the music.
The Queen of the Night
In this clip, your child can learn about nighttime activities and reading time on a digital clock.
10 Friends Escape the Giants
Your child will learn to decompose 10 in various ways, and write addition sentences to show these.
Crossing the Delaware
Learn about maps and following directions as Peg + Cat cross the Delaware River with George Washington.
A Perfect Giant Wedding
In this clip, Peg learns about her responsibilities at a friend's wedding and the 6 tasks she must complete in order to help.
Ruff Cut: Helga's Game
Cousin Helga is knitting her Fall fashion line. Your child can use a pan balance scale to find the heaviest or lightest sheep in the herd to produce the exact amount of wool she needs for each piece of clothing.
When Harry Met Stephanie
Harry learns about patterns in tap dancing. A beat is a pattern that repeats over time, which makes a rhythm.
Otis and Olympia Try to Get the Unicorn Case
Olympia and Otis compete against Oriele and Oriellle to win the unicorn case.
Help Your Child Learn to Love Math with Odd Squad
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