What would it be like to wake up and find yourself in the middle of a math word problem?
That's what life is like for Peg and Cat, the heroes of this animated math-based adventure series and web site for 3-5 year olds, on PBS KIDS.
In each 11-minute episode, Peg and Cat find themselves thrust into the middle of a wacky word problem. This problem isn't just an academic exercise for them, it's a real life problem...a messy funny crisis they have to solve to get them out of trouble.
Along the way, they grapple with all kinds of loony, loopy obstacles, under intense time pressure. They write out diagrams and charts on the graph paper that comprises their background. They interact with one another in their own quirky, comical way. And somehow, they always find a way to solve the math and save the day.
By using characters kids relate to and laugh with, and situations they're thrilled and entertained by, PEG + CAT makes math problems cool.