PBS KIDS’ live-action math series, ODD SQUAD, is set to premiere five new mystery-filled episodes during May 25-29. In this special week, the agents will face a mysterious arch-nemesis, along with other dastardly villains. Also, the puzzle surrounding Agent Oliver’s former partner will finally be solved!
Additionally, a new ODD SQUAD online game, Pienado, will debut on May 25, and the first soundtrack release from the series will be available May 26 on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify.
New Episodes of ODD SQUAD Premiering May 25-29, 2015 (check local listings):
“Training Day” – premieres Monday, May 25
In this half-hour episode, Olive reveals the story of what happened to her former partner. (Educational objectives: Algebraic thinking; deductive reasoning with number operations)
“Trading Places/Bad Lemonade” – premieres Tuesday, May 26
A villain uses one of Oscar’s gadgets to cause destruction around town, eventually leading to Olive getting kicked off the squad. (Curriculum: Numbers and counting; understanding place value) / Olive and Otto are called in to help when Polly Graph mysteriously quits her lemonade stand. (Educational objectives: Data collection and analysis; creating and interpreting bar graphs and pictographs)
“Robert Plant/Game Time” – premieres Wednesday, May 27
Olive and Otto must find a way to stop Obfusco’s plant from taking over headquarters. (Curriculum: Geometry and spatial sense; understanding that maps provide information about direction and distance) / When Otto is trapped inside a video game, it’s up to Olive to rescue him. (Educational objectives: Measurement; identifying value of coins and combinations to make a dollar)
“O Games” – premieres Thursday, May 28
In this half-hour episode, Odd Squad agents compete in Olympic-style games to determine who gets to be Ms. O for the day. (Educational objectives: Algebraic thinking; skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s)
“Captain Fun/Switch Your Partner Round and Round” – premieres Friday, May 29
In the middle of summer, Olive and Otto investigate why parts of town are turning snowy and cold. (Curriculum: Data collection and analysis; using tally marks to record data) / Olive and Otto discover what life would have been like if Ms. O had assigned them different partners. (Educational objectives: Measurement; using standard measurements to compare capacity)