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PBS KIDS’ newest series, Odd Squad, is designed to help kids, ages 5-8, learn math. The show focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of the Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases, as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and correct the oddity du jour in each episode.
“Research shows that children who have positive, enriching experiences with math learning at a young age will have greater long-term success,” said Lesli Rotenberg, general manager, PBS Children’s Programming. “These early math experiences are especially important for kids from low-income families, who typically start school with lower scores in math than their middle-income peer. Grounded in a standards-based math framework, Odd Squad is designed to help children build these critical math skills, along with problem-solving, resilience and collaboration, to help them establish a solid foundation for success in school and in life.”