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
Math in the Bath - Heavy Treasure
Peg and Cat add toys to their ship to make it heavy, heavier, and heaviest.
Training Video #27 - Shape Crystals
Your child will learn to count the number of sides to identify 2D shapes, such as a triangle, hexagon, and octagon.
Your child will begin to understand the concept of doubling, which is to add a number to itself.
Your child will learn to decompose 10 in various ways, and write addition sentences to show these.
Multi-Step Problem Solving
The Cyber Squad uses teaches how multiplication and measurement skills can be used to calculate the distance from the shore to another island.
Jackie and Digit Get the Picture-- SAME CLIP AS "DIGIT YUKS IT UP
In this clip, your child can learn about replicating images using a grid. The Cyber Squad learns to duplicate a picture using grid coordinates. [Spanish]
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 agents using grouping to count the missing pies by 5s and figure out Tommy Twosie may be the villain.
Your child can practice adding and subtracting one frog at a time from the lily pond Garden while Curious George commands the chorus of singing frogs.
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.
Take a Shortcut
The team uses their knowledge of shapes and the directions to map out a different route that's a shortcut.
Catch the Centigurps
Centigurps are on the loose at Odd Squad headquarters. Counting by fives and tens, your child can catch the centigurps and restore order to headquarters.
Lord of the Crumbs
Cookie Monster is trying to reach his precious recipe. Your child can help Cookie Monster collect gem shapes and then listen to instructions to complete pattern and shape puzzles to find the recipe.
Otto and Olive discuss their favorite parts of a comic book. Your child can learn about page numbers and addition from this clip.
Magical Shape Hunt
A mermaid has lost her jewels and it's up to Peg and Cat to help her retrieve them. While using a net to catch the jewels, your child can practice counting skills and identifying 3D shapes.
Finding the Farm
Your child will learn to identify the tens and ones digits in larger numbers, and how they can count on.
Training Video #531 - How to Deal with a Clockhead Lady
Your child will learn about telling time on an analog clock to the nearest 5 minutes.
Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt
This clip can show your child how to measure the height of an unknown object using shadows! Harry and Harley deduce the owner of a lost item by computing the height of the owner.
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