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
Quest for the Golden Pyramids
Your child will learn to recognize 3D shapes, such as pyramids and cubes, and the faces of their shapes.
Make a Shape Collage
Shapes are all around us. In this activity, spend time with your child looking for and talking about the characteristics of shapes inside and outside your home.
Harry Makes a Big Splash
In this clip, Harry, Harley and Joe race to see what stroke they should each swim in a relay. This clip teaches about addition, timing, and sportsmanship.
Centigurps Love Spheres
Odd Squad agents count by 5s and use graphs to represent the collected centigurps. Then they search for spheres to find remaining centigurps.
Olympia and Otis split their last dollar to buy the remaining supplies for Dr. O's Party.
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
Create and Crack Codes for Pattern Practice
Is your child ready to become a 'patternista' or pattern expert? Give your child practice extending color and number patterns with this activity from Odd Squad.
The Cat in the Hat Can Map This and That
The Cat in the Hat is making a map. Your child can practice geometry skills and making maps from a bird's eye view by selecting the shape, size, color, and decorations for a room or outdoor play space.
Otis and Noisemaker Ride the Bus
When the tube system is down, Otis and the Noisemaker take the bus.
Peg and Cat Estimate
Peg + Cat learn about estimating to fit all of their recyclables into the bins.
Harry Bounces Back
Harry uses his spatial reasoning skills to plan the path he wants the ball to travel in during pool with his cousin.
Cybersquad and the Eye of Rom
Hacker has hidden the four pieces of the Eye of Rom in four different mazes. Using cardinal directions and inverse operations, your child can navigate the mazes and find all four pieces.
Standard Units of Measure
A standard measuring cup and leveling is used to get the right amount by ingredients for the cure.
Peg gathers data to make a prediction about which feather to use in a tickling match.
Harry on the Rise
Harry learns about gravity, measures length, and builds stilts to increase his height so he can paint the ceiling
Beehive and Seek
The Cat in the Hat and his friends are helping a lost bee find his way home. Using map skills, your child can navigate through the map to find the correct hive.
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