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 Eight-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
Raccoons Vs. Gophers
Learn about counting from 5s and 10s to keep score for the racoons and gophers.
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.
Symmetrical Shapes at Bedtime
Your child can sing along to this song to learn about shapes and symmetry.
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
The Queen of Hearts
Your child can practice simple subtraction with Peg in this clip where she must make sure 2 stacks are the same height.
Cookies for Cups
Your child can learn how to compare numbers using a bar graph in this clip where Cat needs to know how many items he should trade.
Fixing Santa's Toy-Making Machine
Children will learn about pattern detection while Peg + Cat fix Santa's toy making machine.
A group of pirates needs help finding their treasure chest of snacks. Your child can practice counting, following directions, and developing map reading skills to find the treasure in this game for one or two players.
Mathroom - Equal Pieces
The agents use problem solving to figure out why things are being split into fractions.
Your child can learn about collecting data and representing it in a tally chart in this clip, where Otto and Olive compare the number of argments other agents had with Obfusco.
Prankster Planet: Wordsuckerupinator
In this extended-play game, your child can help defeat Manny by completing several mini-games while learning new words and physics concepts in this Electric Company platformer!
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,
Trick-or-Treaters in Castleblanca
This clip can help your child understand how to divide a lot of things equally into groups. Jackie helps the trick-or-treaters divide their candy up equally between them.
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