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
It's time for a dinosaur relay race. In this game, your child can choose the correct size dinosaur to complete each stage of an obstacle course.
In this clip, your child can follow along learning about shapes as Peg and Cat paint pictures from different shapes.
Pattern identification helps the Odd Squad agents figure out what sound comes next to find the missing gum ball.
Your child will learn about collecting the information that's necessary to answer a question.
Inez Rocks the Joint!
Your child will learn about a beat, which is a pattern of sounds that repeats over time.
The Foggiest Idea
Your child can watch the Cyber Crew perform an experiment with water and a thermometer to understand temperature and dew points.
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
Your child will learn to recognize 2D and 3D shapes inside of more complicated arrangements.
Math in the Bath - Magical Shape Hunt
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.
Math in the Bath - Cat Beanie
Cat doubles the number of rocks he started with to create a sculpture.
Peg and Cat learn that when a bucket is empty, it's light, but when it's full, it's heavy.
Welcome to the Pools
Your child will learn about symmetry, which means that an objects has two halves that are the same.
Welcome to the Break Room: Part 2
Your child will begin to learn about fractions, and dividing something into halves, fourths, and eighths, which all have equal parts.
Counting and estimation are two important early math skills that you can practice with your child in this activity with everyday objects.
Peg + Cat Lemonade Stand
Your child can learn an early concept of supply and demand in this clip where Peg and Cat need to decide the value of a glass of lemonade.
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