'Odd Squad' premieres Nov. 26
Wednesday, PBS will premiere a new show that will build children’s math skills while engaging them in an active investigation daily.
The “Odd Squad” will feature agents Otto and Olive who work for an agency that takes on missions to save the day in their town. In each mission, Otto and Olive will have to use math concepts to complete their mission.
“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, Children’s Programming, PBS. “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 peers. Grounded in a standards-based math framework, Odd Squad is designed to help children build these critical math skills and skills such as problem-solving, resilience and collaboration, to help them establish a solid foundation for success in school and in life.”