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
In this clip, your child can learn about length and measurement to solve a problem. Richard needs help picking the fastest horse.
Madame N. Cognita
Your child will learn about probability and chance to determine fairness, as well as multiplying small numbers together to determine if pairs are odd or even.
Your child can help save Ecotopia from Hacker's disasters by adding animals and plants to keep the ecosystem healthy.
Super Peg + Cat Guy need help saving Mathtropolis from mischievous math villains. Your child can use geometry and shape skills to solve several shape puzzles and restore order to Mathtropolis.
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
To Catch a Double
Your child will begin to understand the concept of doubling, which is to add a number to itself.
Curious George is catching bugs. Your child can practice prediction, estimation, and counting skills while helping George catch and release the bugs.
Help Our Kelp
New sea creatures are invading the kelp beds. Your child can develop counting and sorting skills by moving the sea creatures into piles based on their shapes.
Ramone's Pebble Plane
In this clip, Ramone teaches about learning from your mistakes and reading from a meter.
Mailing Really Important Letters
Now that Peg has grown taller her mom is giving her more responsibilities around the house--like putting the mail in the mailbox.
Things are Coming Apart
Objects are being cut apart into smaller pieces, or fractions, and the agents count them try and figure out the problem.
When Did Ms. O Come From?
Your child will learn about using the process of elimination to solve a problem, such as crossing out months of the year that are not cold to solve a problem.
Harry's Fashion Nonsense
Your child can visit FIT with Harry to learn about fashion, recycling effors, and adding.
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.
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.
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