# Curriculum Guide

Classroom math teaching usually works well - children experience a varied and balanced introduction to math, and receive a healthy mix of whole class learning, practical math work and group activities.

However, when it comes to addressing the individual needs of each learner, it can be improved.

A teacher's attention will usually be spread over 20+ or more classmates, so Komodo is designed to supplement and complement classroom learning in key curriculum areas where extra help is most beneficial.

## The Importance of Mastering Arithmetic

Arithmetic is Komodo's main focus because research has shown that mastering arithmetic is the essential foundation for success in maths.

You can think of learning math as ladder, with arithmetic skills making the bottom rungs. If the bottom rungs aren't in place it's hard to get any higher - and there's a danger of toppling off

Unfortunately this happens when poor arithmetic skills become a barrier to understanding new topics, and children lose confidence in their ability.

# The US Common Core Math Curriculum (K-5)

## Kindergarten

### Counting and Cardinality

• Know number names and the count sequence.
• Count to tell the number of objects.
• Compare numbers.

### Komodo Levels:

• Numbers - Level 1
• Numbers - Level 2

### Operations and Algebraic Thinking

• Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.

### Komodo Levels:

• Subtraction - Level 1

### Number and Operations in Base Ten

• Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value.

### Komodo Levels:

• Numbers - Level 2
• Numbers - Level 3
• Subtraction - Level 2

### Geometry

Komodo's focus on arithmetic will be very useful in learning measurement and data, but we believe these topics are best learned in class through practical activities.

### Operations and Algebraic Thinking

• Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
• Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
• Add and subtract within 20.
• Work with addition and subtraction equations.

### Komodo Levels:

• Numbers - Level 3
• Addition - Levels 2, 3
• Subtraction - Levels 2, 3
• Decimals - Level 1
• Written problems Addition and Subtraction

### Number and Operations in Base Ten

• Extend the counting sequence.
• Understand place value.
• Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

### Komodo Levels:

• Numbers - Level 2, 3
• Subtraction - Levels 2,3

### Geometry

Komodo's focus on arithmetic will be very useful in learning measurement and data, but we believe these topics are best learned in class through practical activities.

### Operations and Algebraic Thinking

• Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
• Add and subtract within 20.
• Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.

### Komodo Levels:

• Written problems Addition and Subtraction
• Addition - Levels 2, 3
• Subtraction - Levels 2, 3
• Multiplication - Level 1

### Geometry

Komodo's focus on arithmetic will be very useful in learning measurement and data, but we believe these topics are best learned in class through practical activities.

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### Operations and Algebraic Thinking

• Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
• Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
• Multiply and divide within 100.
• Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.

### Komodo Levels:

• Multiplication - Levels 1, 2, 3
• Division - Level 1
• Written Problems - Level 1

### Number and Operations in Base Ten

• Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

### Komodo Levels:

• Numbers - Levels 3, 4
• Multiply big Numbers - Levels 1, 2
• Divide big Numbers - Level 1

### Number and Operations - Fractions

• Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

### Komodo Levels:

• Introduction to Fractions

### Geometry

Komodo's focus on arithmetic will be very useful in learning measurement and data, but we believe these topics are best learned in class through practical activities.

### Operations and Algebraic Thinking

• Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
• Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
• Generate and analyze patterns.

### Komodo Levels:

• Written Problems - Level 1
• Multiplication - Levels 3, 4, 5
• Numbers - Level 5

### Number and Operations in Base Ten

• Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.
• Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

### Komodo Levels:

• Numbers - Levels 4, 5
• Adding and subtracting big numbers
• Multiplying big numbers

### Number and Operations - Fractions

• Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
• Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.
• Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.

### Komodo Levels:

• Introduction to Fractions
• Fractions - Level 1
• Decimal numbers

### Geometry

Komodo's focus on arithmetic will be very useful in learning measurement and data, but we believe these topics are best learned in class through practical activities.

### Operations and Algebraic Thinking

• Write and interpret numerical expressions.
• Analyze patterns and relationships.

### Komodo Levels:

• Numbers - Level 4, 5

### Number and Operations in Base Ten

• Understand the place value system.
• Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.

### Komodo Levels:

• Numbers - Levels 4
• Decimal numbers
• Percentages

### Number and Operations - Fractions

• Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
• Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.

### Komodo Levels:

• Fractions - Level 2

### Geometry

Komodo's focus on arithmetic will be very useful in learning measurement and data, but we believe these topics are best learned in class through practical activities.

Free 14 day no-risk trial on every account

Step through your child’s first two days with Komodo