This is a short (5 minute) clip showing new brain evidence that all students can learn math to high levels.
A Video on Numbers
In 4th grade, students focus most on using all four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, to solve multi-step word problems involving multi-digit numbers. They extend their understanding of fractions, including equal (equivalent) fractions and ordering fractions. They add and subtract fractions with the same denominator (bottom number), multiply fractions by whole numbers, and understand relationships between fractions and decimals.
A Video on Fractions
A Video on Geometry
Nothing may be more feared in the minds of young children and their parents than learning the basic math facts. Just hearing the times tables takes many of us back to our own childhoods, staring at a blank page and trying to remember the dreaded 9 x 8 = 72. The good news is that our own children should not have to suffer the same fear.
In 8th grade, students focus on connecting their understanding of unit rates and proportional relationships to points on a line, using linear equations and functions to represent, analyze, and solve a variety of problems, and learning about the Pythagorean Theorem and congruence and similarity of geometric shapes.
Your 11th grader’s math curriculum for individual grades will vary from school to school, so please consult our subject-specific math benchmarks for details about what your child will be learning.