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 Three-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
The Trojan Ducky
The group makes a model of a difficult invention that needs wheels that are off misaligned so that it waddles like a duck.
Oscar gives a good example of how to estimate and count by 10 in this clip where he is an assistant to Ms. O.
Peg and Cat Save the Farmer
Peg + Cat help the farmer build the stage using their puzzle skills by finding the correct shape for the missing piece.
Quiet Day at the Squad
Help your child understand the concept of 'tomorrow,' as well as comparative vocabulary such as 'tall' and 'short.'
Your child will learn about adding multiple numbers to arrive at a sum, and using strategies to get there such as counting on fingers, understanding the concept of doubles, as well as understanding what happens when you add 0.
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 Mermaid's Sparkly Shape
In this clip, your child can learn about how flat, 2D shapes can combine to form solid, 3D shapes as Peg and Cat search for a sparkly shape.
Brilliant by Mistake
The group learns the relationship between larger and simplified fractions while working with cubes.
Mathroom - Why are Shapes Disappearing?
Your child will learn about using counters to solve subtraction problems.
Chickens on the Bus
Your child can learn about opposites and position in this clip where Peg and Cat look for lost chickens.
You Can Learn
In this clip, Roxanne and Cat sing a song about learning new skills through problem solving and practice.
Training Video #94 - How to Deal with a Saffron Slimer
Your child will learn about using a pan balance to compare weight.
Practice Matching Shapes With a Block Blueprint
Your child can practice planning, measuring and engineering with this blueprint block activity.
In this matching game, your child can learn about outside environments and temperatures by helping put plants, animals, and people in the right outside location.
The Cat in the Hat Builds That!
In this app, your child can play math, science, and engineering games with the Cat in the Hat and his friends.
Learn about the shape attributes of a triangle and that not all rod lengths can make a triangle.
Help Your Child Learn to Love Math with Curious George
Curious George is a little monkey who wants to explore and discover new things. Like George, children are always learning! And his interactions with patterns, measurements, and shapes can help your child begin to see math in the world around them.Find Activities