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
Training Video #801: Getting Around Headquarters
Oona and Owen explain how to get around Headquarters.
Your child can learn about compromise, triangles, and distance on a map in this clip where Peg, Cat, and The Pig diagree about where to go on vacation.
Can't Wait to Tessellate
Your child will learn about tessellation, and predicting which shapes will tessellate, or cover a whole area without any overlap or gaps.
Cat is Stuck in a Tree... Again
Your child will learn to put things in height order, and use comparative vocabulary such as tall, taller, and tallest.
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
Harry Walks the Line
Harry has trouble meeting up with his cousin despite the number of times he gives directions and uses the map.
Harley Gets the Hint
This clip can teach your child about creating and solving secret codes. Harley solves a number and letter code that Harry creates.
Double the Donuts
In this game, your child can help a dragon double his donut supply while learning how quickly things stack up when doubled!
Your child will learn about measuring width using nonstandard units, and how to divide a unit in half.
Prankster Planet: Mission 1
Jessica and Marcus can teach your child about reading a map as they try to find all the Off Buttons for the Wordsuckerupinator.
A Perfect Giant Wedding
In this clip, Peg learns about her responsibilities at a friend's wedding and the 6 tasks she must complete in order to help.
Robin Hood, More or Less
Your child can learn about "more" and "less" in this clip where Peg and Robin Hood must make sure numbers of items are equal.
Arch Villain's Arch Song
Your child can practice adding to 10 with this gameshow clip where contestants try to get exactly 10 points from 2 judges.
Math Magic: The Great Loopini
Watch as Harry performs some math magic on loops of paper, and always ends up with the largest loop.
Things are getting odd around here. In this online game, your child can be an Odd Squad detective and use math skills to solve multiple cases of oddness.
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