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Many children and adults often question the need for acquiring math skills. Math skills help us have better problem solving skills. Our ability to learn and think logically in any field or pursuit of life comes from mathematics. Math encourages analytical thinking. Math teaches logic and order. Following we will look at the math skills your child needs to know between 6 and 10 years of age.

AGE 6-7

  • Addition and subtraction facts up to 20

  • Addition and subtraction with borrowing

  • Skip counting

  • Telling time, identifying shapes and counting money

  • Beginning to understand fractions or parts of a whole

  • Your child is moving from counting on their fingers to using paper and pencil to solve problems


  • Applying math concepts to real life activities such as doubling a recipe *Practicing more than one way to solve a problem

  • Simple single digit multiplication and division

  • Using charts to organize information

  • Comparing fractions and decimals


  • Comparing numbers using symbols such as greater than, less than and equal to Multiplying with two and three digits

  • Long division with the understanding of remainders

  • Rounding numbers up and down and solving word problems by estimating

  • Calculating mass and volume

AGE 10

  • Beginning Algebra with one variable to solve for

  • Graphing ordered pairs of coordinates and locating points on a graph

  • Solving problems with proportions and percentages

  • Beginning understanding of Geometry to identify shapes and angles

  • Implementing formulas to solve problems involving concepts such as surface area

At Adirondack Learning Academy, we understand math concepts are built upon themselves. Our program ensures that students demonstrate mastery before they progress to the next concept. In addition, we offer a highly experienced tutor who will work with your child one on one should additional academic support be necessary. If you have a math problem, we have the solution!

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