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
How Do You Measure Up?
In this game from Martha Speaks, your child can find out about measuring and take a fun "quizmo" to see what she learned.
Bianca's Fifty Percent Solution
Bianca learns about 50, when shopping in a store. Even though there is a sale the total is way over budget so she decides to just get one item for half price.
Your child can develop memory skills and practice mimicking patterns by copying the colored light patterns given off by the firefly.
Math in the Bath - Heavy Treasure
Peg and Cat add toys to their ship to make it heavy, heavier, and heaviest.
In this activity, your child can use shadows to learn about proportion, measurement, estimation, and multiplication.
Space Coupe to the Rescue
Hacker has dropped virus pods into Oceania! Your child can help clean up the mess by navigating the space coupe using positive and negative numbers on a number line.
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 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.
She Shoots! She Scores!
The group learns a spatial strategy for planning out their shot to hit the target by bouncing off of a certain point on the wall.
Cat Solves the Big Hat Problem
Peg and Cat count by 2s to stack booster seats to be able to see past something that is high.
In this game, your child can learn how to count by ones up to 10 by adding musicians to Peg's parade band.
A Case of the Skips
The agents identify a skip pattern when they determine the baker has skipped every other step in making the cake.
Bunny Copter Flight Test
The characters test out the bunny copters to see if the length of the ears relates the time it takes for them to reach the ground.
Training Video #42 - How to Deal with a Puffer Plant
Your child will see what can happen in just 60 seconds.
That Was Exciting
Your child will learn to arrive at the desired measurement when they only have other scales of measurement available.
Reverse-A-Ball! Mission 3
Your child can learn aout surveys and pie charts as Francine decides how to distract the Electric Company.
Ruff Cut: Glenn's Game
Ruff's cousin, Glenn, is organizing his figurine collection for the annual Dragon Quest Gathering. Your child can help Glenn by putting his figurines in height order from shortest to tallest.
Stuck in Swamps N' Gators
In this clip, your child can learn from Olive and Otto how to add together numbers on two dice.
Curious George is helping to clean the windows on a really big building! Your child can help George find the right window to clean by identifying the correct place for a missing number in a number line.
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