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 Four-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
Super Street Map
Creating a map of your neighborhood can help your child develop literacy, spatial awareness, and map reading skills. Together with your child, take a walk around your neighborhood to complete this super street map activity.
Harry Vegges Out
Mekhi teaches Harry about a balanced, healthy diet and the importance of cooking with fruits and vegetables.
Training the Trainer
Harry learns about how sea lions are trained, including giving them directions to move across a pool.
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
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.
Find Your Way to Ten
Your child will learn that there are many combinations of numbers that add up to 10.
Ask Ruff First: Ruffman Escapes!
Can you build a chair from newspaper? To finish his novel, Ruff must find out!
Ruff Cut: Bluff's Game
Ruff's cousin, Bluff, needs help figuring out the perfect sized container for the crates he needs to move. Your child can expand or shrink the container to make it just the right size to hold the cargo.
Super Bouncy Blast Off
Curious George needs help estimating. Your child can estimate and then catch and count the number of bouncy balls in the bucket.
Training Video #514 - A Guide to Your Tie
This Odd Squad video introduces length and measurement as agents take measurements of the tie with a ruler.
Your child can learn about shape symmetry in this game of matching snowflake halves.
Help Your Child Learn to Love Math with Peg + Cat
Through engaging stories and comedy, Peg + Cat encourages your child to see math as exciting, accessible, and fun. The show teaches measurement, shapes and patterns, and problem-solving skills that children can use in their everyday lives.Find Activities