A kindergartner will learn to count, to read and write numbers up to 20 and simple addition and subtraction.
Your child will master the building blocks of reading and writing, learning the alphabet and the sounds associated with each letter.
In first grade, students will learn to solve addition and subtraction problems, be able to measure lengths in an indirect way, tell time and understand shapes.
In first grade, students will master the building blocks required to read simple illustrated books and stories and write short texts.
Second-graders will practice addition and subtraction skills in many different formats and learn techniques for doing math mentally.
Second-graders will learn how to express themselves clearly in both writing and speech while reading and analyzing a rich variety of texts.
Third-graders are introduced to math milestones: multiplication, division, and fractions.
Third-graders are expected to read fluently, write and spell correctly and build upon English language arts skills throughout the year.
As your fourth-grader approaches the later years of elementary school, she or he moves away from learning basic math and toward a deeper understanding of academics.
Fourth-grade students read challenging texts on many different subjects and write longer, more complex assignments.
As preparation for algebra, fifth-graders will learn about fractions and decimals to the thousandths place and expand their geometry and measurement skills.
Fifth-graders read from a mix of literature and informational texts and learn to develop ideas and support them with evidence.
Math is becoming more complicated and abstract. Parental support is important because sixth-graders often have a hard time adjusting and focusing.
As your sixth-grader starts middle school, he or she needs to be responsible for his or her own learning. He or she will be reading more challenging material and is developing critical analysis skills.
Seventh-graders will learn many new skills, including pre-algebra, and will continue working with equations.
By seventh grade, your daughter or son has settled in to middle school and is learning many new skills, including how to analyze a story and how to present information in front of a group.
Eighth-graders will reinforce skills learned in earlier grades and set a foundation for the more advanced math encountered in high school.
In their final year of middle school, eighth-graders learn skills they’ll expand upon in high school, including analyzing differences in perspective in reading and writing.
Throughout high school, students learn and practice math concepts in six categories: number and quantity; algebra; functions; modeling; geometry; and statistics and probability. Students will learn how to apply mathematics to real-world issues.
Freshmen and sophomores will be expected to read more challenging texts with multiple perspectives in history, science and other subjects, and research, write and discuss the material using more sophisticated analytical skills. The English Language Arts benchmarks are the same for ninth and tenth grade.
Juniors and seniors learn to evaluate complex arguments and understand intricate written materials as they transition to a community or four-year college, specialized job training or into the professional world. The English Language Arts benchmarks are the same for 11th and 12th grade.