Math

What your child needs to know before...

Kindergarten

• Rote Count to 10

• Colors

• Identify the 4 Basic Shapes

• One to One Correspondence to 10


First Grade

• A basic concept of what addition is (joining)

• A basic concept of what subtraction is (taking away)

• Counting and recognizing numbers to 100

• One to one correspondence

• Recognition of basic shapes


Second Grade

• Sums to 10

• Identify the value of half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies

• Time given to the hour and half-hour


Third Grade

• Addition and Subtraction Fact Fluency

• Money - know the coins and their worth and be able to count them

• Be able to tell time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour, and 5 minutes

• Be familiar with word problems - be able to identify what they are asking and find the clue words that tell if they should add or subtract


Fourth Grade

• Solid foundation of basic facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)


Fifth Grade

Before coming to fifth grade...

• Basic multiplication, addition, subtraction, and division facts

• Mastery of carrying in addition

• Borrowing and regrouping in subtraction

• Multiplication by two digit multipliers

• Division by one digit divisors

• Addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominator

• Understanding of fractions--comparing fractions with like denominators and matching fractions with models

• Equivalent fractions

• Pace value to millions period (no decimals)

• Area and perimeter

• Understanding of parallel and perpendicular

• Perseverance when working on problem solving


When they leave fifth grade...

• Place value to the hundred billions and thousandths place

• Relationship of decimals to fractions

• Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers

• Division by 2 digit divisors

• Modeling fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals

• Volume

• Application of area, perimeter, and volume

• Metric and standard units of measure and converting changing among each system (ex--number of centimeters in one meter)

• Characteristics of polygons


Sixth Grade

• Ratios and fractions can be used interchangeably

• Rules for fractions (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

• Formulas for area, perimeter, circumference, etc.


7th Grade

• How to graph in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane

• Which is the x-axis and which is the y-axis on the coordinate plane

• The word “of” means multiplication if it’s between two numbers

Online Resources

​Skill Practice

Fun Brain: http://Funbrain.com

Math Blaster: http://Mathblaster.com

Multiplication: http://multiplication.com

Learn Zillion: http://LearnZillion.com

Math Game Time: http://MathGameTime.com

Math Playground: http://MathPlayground.com

Cool Math Games: http://www.coolmath-games.com/