Parents' Guide to

Monster Math Squad

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Superhero-style monsters solve predicaments with math.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Excellent Learning Program

I am surprised to see a rating of only 3 stars by the CS reviewer—this show is really good! Each episode introduces a math concept (length, weight, capacity, etc). Monsters encounter a problem and utilize that math concept to solve the problem. Friendly characters model collaborative problem-solving and growth mindset (mistakes are respected, inspected & corrected). Each math concept is repeatedly demonstrated and can be easily replicated as a hands-on project at home (make your own ruler, experiment with the capacity of different scoops, etc). This show is a winner for young math enthusiasts or parents interested in extending their children's learning and looking for inspiration.

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Is It Any Good?

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This animated show is educational enough for parents and loopy enough for small viewers. Monster Math Squad is set in a pleasantly Pee-Wee-esque world where chairs have eyes and the viewer is encouraged to shout out math words. The monsters themselves live in a big monster head, and when they need to leave their house, they slide down a giant tongue. Once out in the world, the monsters have to do things such as count monster sounds so they can help their neighbor locate the number-eating bird who ate the numbers off her kitchen scale. "Count with us!" the monsters urge the viewers. And preschoolers will. Parents may find the chirpy monster voices and the endless counting, repetition of concepts, and shouting a little annoying, but this one's OK for small viewers with or without parental supervision.

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