We always knew math could be fun, and now, PBS KIDS proves it with ODD SQUAD, a wildly engaging new educational series for kids 5-8.
Produced by The Fred Rogers Company (yes, that Mr. Rogers), ODD SQUAD is a weekday series that follows the adventures of Otto (Filip Geljo) and Olivia (Dalila Bela), agents in a government organization tasked with investigating bizarre phenomena in their town. And as luck (and smart writing) would have it, each case is ultimately solved by working out a math problem.
Oh, and did I mention the dinosaurs? Check out the video below for a sample of what’s to come.
“Research shows that kids perform better when exposed early to math concepts, and ODD SQUAD introduces these topics in a fun and engaging way,” says Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager, Children’s Programming, PBS. “We are excited to bring a new math show to the PBS KIDS line-up, particularly at a time when STEM education is proving to be so important.”
ODD SQUAD premieres November 26 on PBS Kids (check local listings). For more information, resources and interactive content, visit the show’s official web site.
—Stephen Vincent D’Emidio
Image: ODD SQUAD (C) 2014 The Fred Rogers Company
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