# Math

Math (X) - Primary (X) - PBS Kids Lab (X) - Mathematics (X)

## Build Background (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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A 1st grade teacher introduces the concept of length and reinforces good measurement practices to her students, specifically the importance of being precise. Working with students, she uses non-standard measuring units to demonstrate how to measure a distance precisely.

## Teaching Mathematical Practices (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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In this segment, a 1st grade teacher discusses how she reinforces the mathematical concepts of being precise, persevering, and visualizing solutions in her unit on measurement.

## Agent Obfusco's Challenges | Odd Squad

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Olive and Otto have to solve a series of challenges to keep their Odd Squad badges. Olive and Otto become concerned when they find out that the test they have to take to keep their Odd Squad badges is being administered by Agent Obfusco, a mysterious agent who speaks only in word problems. They create number sentences to figure out the answers.

## Watch Together (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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A 1st grade teacher uses a clip from Odd Squad to demonstrate measurement to her class. Students watch how Odd Squad agents use measurement to defeat the Hydroclops. They also model good mathematical practices such as being precise and persevering terms that are discussed and reinforced by the teacher.

## Wrap Up (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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A 1st grade teacher reviews what the class has learned about measurement and tasks students to use a tool, like a marker or a teddy bear, to measure the distance between two objects at home.

## Play the Game (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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A 1st grade teacher guides her class through a practice game of “Blob Chase,” instructing students to use mathematical strategies, such as estimation, to visualize solutions to the game. Concept maps and sentence strips are used to support the use of mathematical language.

## Explore with a Friend (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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A 1st grade teacher creates three learning centers in the classroom and groups her students around specific measurement tasks. Working in small groups, children move between the learning centers to play the “Blob Chase” game, read books, and measure the distance between points using nonstandard measuring tools.