# 7 Essential Math Skills for 7 Year Olds

Age 7 is a key time in math for young learners as they are about to progress to some tricky concepts. With that in mind, here are my 7 essential math skills to help parents and carers review their child's progress and provide support when required.

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# The Mathematical Brain - How Children Learn to Count

Counting is the first step on the mathematical journey and is often taken for granted. We look at some of the research to help understand how we learn to count and the key stages in this fascinating journey, and there's more to it than you may think.

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# 7 Tips to Boost Your Child's Concentration Skills

Concentration is the vital skill that gets stuff done. Here are our 7 tips to help parents boost their children's concentration skills.

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# How Fast? How Far? How High? - a Math in Space Puzzle

In this space-themed puzzle, we're going to be looking at how the speed of the rocket bringing astronauts to the ISS changes during take-off -- the most exciting part of any space mission . . .

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# Build a Super-Cool Komodo Paper Toy - Crafting With a Math Twist

We love our paper toys at Komodo. Not only are they fun and creative but there's a math angle too - seeing how a 2D plan folds into a 3D shape. Here are two new Komodos for you to build. Welcome Ballet Komodo and Football Komodo! (Includes printables and instructions).

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# Little and Often Learning - a Painless Route to Deep Learning

Little and Often Learning works great at home. This article explains the research and shows you how to get the best from the Komodo math home tutor system.

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# Introducing the Komodo Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals for Math Achievement

For everyone asking what comes after the black belt, we've introduced Komodo bronze, silver and gold medals. Learners will now be able to work towards these shiny new medals and pin them onto their hard-earned black belt.

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