Get Schooled on the Math Concepts Your Child Will Learn This Year

Take a peek at the major math concepts your child will learn from preschool through to eighth grade in this grade-by-grade review.
By Jennifer Hogan
Sep 20, 2016



Sep 20, 2016

With school back in session, now is the perfect time to review the major math concepts your child will learn from preschool through to eighth grade. Seeing your child's year at a glance, and having a sense of the most emphasized math ideas your child will encounter this school year, can really help you plan different math activities at home and know where to spend the most effective time supporting your child with their school work. In each of the reviews linked to below, I highlight about four major math lessons, and share activities for you to do at home with your child

Math Concepts for PreK/K
Your preschoolers or kindergarteners learns counting, simple geometry, basic addition and subtraction, as well how to use measurements and data to describe their world.

Math Concepts for Grades 1-2
In first and second grade, your kids expands their number sense by learning about place value and even/odd numbers. They'll also learn how to estimate length, and explore 2-D and 3-D shapes.

Math Concepts for Grades 3-4
These grades are game changers for many students. In third and fourth grade, your child is taught multiplication and division, as well as delving into fractions. If it's been awhile since you thought about fractions, you'll welcome this refresher!

Math Concepts for Grades 5-6
Your fifth or sixth grader learns ratios and equations and finding the area of shapes. In these years, it's important for kids to see the real-world application of math.

Math Concepts for Grades 7-8
The building blocks learned in these grades, from numbers systems to functions, will be pivotal to your kids' overall understanding and success at the high school level.

Don't feel overwhelmmed. Just focusing on a couple different math concepts to review at home is much more effective than trying to cover every single idea your child is learning in school. You can then take the lessons you've learned and create fun and successful ways to support your child’s learning at home. 

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