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 Five-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
Cases Solved This Week
In this clip, the agents must decide which team solved the most cases in a week. Your child can learn about using a calendar and doing addition from this clip.
In this game, your child can practice math and engineering skills by identifying the length of materials needed to complete a series of bridges.
Your child can learn about ramps and how the height of a ramp affects the distance of a toy car. You can experiment together and make predictions.
Build a Better Birdbath
In this activity, your child will learn how to build a better birdbath by investigating which shape supports the most weight as a base for the birdbath.
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
Your child will learn that not all shapes have the same characteristics -- some are narrow and straight, some are round and curvy.
Curious George wants to share an equal number of treats between dogs. Your child can practice counting and comparison skills while helping George distribute the treats.
The Search for Rectangular Prisms
This clip teaches about rectangular prisms as Peg and Cat search for 4 of these shapes to build their project.
Shape Quest (app)
In this augmented reality app, your child can practice geometrical concepts to get Buzz and Delete all the way along their path.
The Cook-off Part 4: Ruff Mixes It Up
Ruff learns that when creating a colorful dessert, mixing the right ingredients matters!
Bianca follows spaital directions including doing the inverse of the steps as she pretends she is a spy.
Digit's Cooking Now!
In this clip, the CyberSquad teaches about balance in healthy eating using a pie chart.
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.
Mathroom - Skip Day
Otto uses a numberline to determine the skip pattern by 3s and predicts where she will be located next.
Sleuths on the Loose
Your child can help the Cybersquad estimate the height of three creatures from EcoHaven by using nonstandard and standard units of measurement to solve proportion questions.
Explore the Power of Zero at the Place Value House
Zeros are very important when it comes to place value. Your child can learn more about place value with this activity that explores the power of zero.
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