On Wednesday, November 26 (the day before Thanksgiving), PBS KIDS premieres its newest series: “Odd Squad.” The live-action series, which begins with a special one-hour broadcast, follows two young government agents—Olive and Otto—who use math skills and collaboration to investigate weird and unusual phenomena.
“Odd Squad” is designed to help kids ages five through eight learn through math concepts embedded in each of their cases. Integrated digital and offline content (games, parent resources, apps, and more) will also be available when the series premieres.
“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 of children’s programming at PBS.
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.
“Odd Squad” was created by Tim McKeon (The Electric Company, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and Adventure Time) and Adam Peltzman (The Electric Company, The Backyardigans and Wallykazam!) and produced by The Fred Rogers Company and Sinking Ship Entertainment.