Building a math tool-kit

math-clip-art-math-clipartWhen elementary and middle school students work on math, they sometimes need a little help getting organized. Math requires a few basic tools, and it can be frustrating when children are doing math homework and those tools aren’t readily available.

Finding math in your home

Parents are teachers too! The first five years of a child’s life are a critical time for learning. As a parent or guardian, you are your children’s first and most important teacher and what you do in their early years makes a difference.

First Grade Math

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In Grade 1, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20; (2) developing understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping

Kindergarten Math


In Kindergarten, instructional time should focus on two critical areas: (1) representing and comparing whole numbers, initially with sets of objects; (2) describing shapes and space. More learning time in Kindergarten should be devoted to number than to other topics.

Kindergarten Math Parenting Tips

folderThis guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of kindergarten in mathematics. This guide is based on the new Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by more than 45 states. If your child is meeting the expectations outlined in these standards, he or she will be well prepared for 1st grade.

Math Skills Importance

As with reading, math is a subject that children need to begin learning early in life. Having even the basics of math skills will allow your child to solve real-life problems.  With math, children learn to reason and to connect ideas logically.

Mathematics, part of everyday life

math-clip-art-math-clip-art-8Mathematics is a subject of controversy because of the widespread prejudice of its difficulty and that is why many think that academically they are not good at it. This idea is the first obstacle to which we are exposed from childhood, and can constitute a true psychological block that

Second Grade Math

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In Grade 2, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) extending understanding of base-ten notation; (2) building fluency with addition and subtraction; (3) using standard units of measure; and (4) describing and analyzing shapes.