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
There are Two Halves in Every Whole
Learn about fractions and shapes as Peg + Cat prepare pizza for their cutomsers.
Using a pan balance is one way to learn about weight and measurement. In this online game, your child can compare the weight of different bowls of food to determine which bowl contains a hidden toy.
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.
Legs and Braces
Your child will learn about conducting experiments to test out ideas and see which ones work.
Odd Report: Traffic Jam
Your child can practice reading maps and using landmarks in this clip where Oscar explains a mission to the agents.
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
Estrella de la Suerte: T.W. (In Spanish)
Your child will learn about calculating the area of an irregular shape by first making it regular, and then multiplying the length and width.
Harry's Off the Wall Scheme
Harry uses his shape knowledge and estimation skills to create a wallpaper pattern.
Escape from Greasy World
There is trouble in Greasy World and Professor Fizzy needs help. As your child helps to save the day, she will learn to rotate puzzle pieces to fit them together to make a picture, sort objects based on multiple attributes, and order objects by height and length.
Sorting and Counting With Blocks
Your child can develop memory and early math skills by sorting blocks by different attributes such as shape, size or color.
Math in the Bath � Ordering Spheres by Size
Peg and Cat sort four spheres in size order, from biggest to smallest. Your child will learn that the sphere that is the 4th biggest, is also the smallest.
Zeros are Disappearing
Your child will learn about place value, using a bar graph, and that zero only stands for nothing if its by itself.
Your child can develop memory skills and practice mimicking patterns by copying the colored light patterns given off by the firefly.
Two Quarts of Blob
The agents measure the blob volumes they have collected and determine that both teams have collected an equal portion.
Reverse-A-Ball! Mission 6
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 dimensions for 2D and 3D shapes in this clip about Chanukkah.
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