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.

Kindergarten Math

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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.

What educators should teach in Math

The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students.  These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education.

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.

Third Grade Math

multiplication-clip-art-student thinking about multiplication 17In Grade 3, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100; (2) developing understanding of fractions, especially unit fractions

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

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

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.