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 Six-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
Harry's Big Date
Harry plans out his budget for the date using addition but when his cousin joins he has to use subtraction so he doesn't spend more money.
Your child can learn about dimensions for 2D and 3D shapes in this clip about Chanukkah.
53 Clones to Catch
Your child will learn about multiplication, and decomposing a problem into an easier problem.
Prankster Planet: Mission 6
In this clip, your child can problem solve with the Electric Company as they combine smaller sized objects to create an object that measures 24 inches.
Oscarbots and Donuts
Your child will learn about using their fingers and counting on to solve an addition problem.
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
Crossing the Line
Representing real world objects with a model helps the group find the location where the transformatron is--at the point where the two lines cross.
Beethoven's Square Cut
Your child will learn about making 2D shapes from other shapes, and that a square has 4 equal sides.
Bianca agarra a una movida-- SPANISH CLIP FOR "BIANCA BUSTS A MOVE
Bianca must use measurement and math skills to fix a broken table. This clip can teach your child about measurement and building objects. [Spanish]
This clip teaches about 2-digit numbers and what to expect from numbers in the tens place and numbers in the ones place.
This clip will show your child how to read temperatures from a thermometer and compare different temperatures.
Prankster Planet Party Game [Tablet App]
Your child and her friends can play together in this party game. Children can advance through the board game by working together to solve math, reading, and logic problems.
Odd Squad agents use charades to collect data to figure out why 4 of the agents are making strange noises.
Bend it Like Bianca
Bianca learns about direction and distance when she becomes a substitute player on her friend's soccer team.
Your child can learn about rectangles, geometry, angles, and engineering in this clip where Harry tries to finish a fence for his grandmother.
Otis and Noisemaker Ride the Bus
When the tube system is down, Otis and the Noisemaker take the bus.
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