This resource is a collection of multimedia activities based on a particular theme and targeted math skills. Each activity guide includes digital content as well as related literacy connections and hands-on activities that allow children to practice and learn math skills to successfully complete a new adventure. Activities run 10-30 minutes to allow for flexible scheduling.
A unique feature to this resource is the "multi-show" approach to engaging kids with the content. Rather than focus on a particular PBS KIDS show or character, these guides use math skills to connect kids to multiple shows, characters and adventures in order to deepen their understanding of the math content.
- Multi-media content for two age groups, 4-5 year olds and 6-8 year olds
- Quick reference materials and media lists
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- Parent Letters to send home with each child to encourage parent participation and to extend the learning at home.
Ages: 4 - 5
Operation: Brown Bag
Practice number and counting skills while exploring the five food groups and healthy eating.
Operation: Measuring How Much
Children explore volume, capacity, and weight and learn new vocabulary as they practice measurement with real and virtual measuring tools.
Operation: Pirate Picnic
Explore fair sharing and problem solving with Peg + Cat and help a group of cranky pirates divide things fairly.
Operation: Rainbow Math
These colorful activities touch on counting, addition, and subtraction in a way that makes math fun and relatable to young children.
Operation: Shape Hunt
Children practice identifying, naming, sorting and matching a variety of two-dimensional (flat) shapes and composing complex shapes from simple shapes.
Ages: 6 - 8
Operation: Dog House Design
Practice measuring length, width and height using both standard and non-standard units of measure.
Operation: Lights, Camera, Action
Encourage children to explore math concepts and skills related to telling time and counting money.
Operation: Martha’s STEM Stories
Children practice skills for measuring three attributes: length, height and temperature.
Operation: Mystery Café
Strange things are happening at the Mystery Café! Children solve a series of mysteries and puzzles using deductive reasoning and measurement skills.
Operation: Shape It Up
Practice geometry skills and learn about 2D (flat), 3D (solid), and composite shapes to read a secret message!