## Mathematics

###### Learning to count from 1 to 100

Learning to count from 1 to 100 by ones and by tens.

###### 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.

###### Making math part of your family’s life

Every child and adult needs to know and understand mathematics. It’s part of our everyday life. We all “do math.”

###### Mathematics, part of everyday life

Mathematics 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

###### Building a math tool-kit

When 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.

###### Kindergarten Math Parenting Tips

This 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.

###### 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.

Calculators and computers were invented to save time and allow us to solve challenging problems with greater ease.

###### Tips to Encourage Early Math Literacy at Home

The tips below highlight ways that you can help your child learn early math skills by building on their natural curiosity and having fun together.  (Note:  Most of these tips are designed for older children—ages 2-3.  Younger children can be exposed to stories and songs using repetition, rhymes and numbers.)

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

###### 5 math games to play with young children

Here are a few math games you can play with your children. Each is a two-person game—designed to be played by a parent or older child with a younger child.