Measurement – measurement concepts, including telling time and counting money.
Geometry – characteristics and properties of geometric shapes.
Algebra - patterns, relations, functions, use of models and algebraic symbols.
Data Analysis - collecting, organizing, displaying and analyzing data
Learning through real-world scenarios
Kids need to understand math in a tangible rather than an abstract way. K5 builds connections between math and kids' own experiences. For example, students learn:
subtraction by helping members of a rabbit family jump off a diving board at a swimming pool
problem-solving skills by estimating total costs while shopping at a store
to compare large numbers in the context of distances of planets in the solar system
Free online math assessment
We reccomend that your child completes our free online math assessment. Students are then placed at an appropriate level in each skill area to continue to learn at their standard and at their own pace.
Kids work at their skill level, not grade level
A child may be placed at an early Grade 3 level in geometry and a mid-Grade 1 level in phonics, or visa versa, depending on his skills. Our Guide to Math Levels summarizes what is covered in each level in each skill area.
Kids work independently
K5 minimizes the burden on parents. Point and click interfaces and repeated spoken instructions allows kids as young as 4 to use K5 Math independently.
Lesson sequence is controlled
Our online math lessons are automatically chosen by the system. K5 students cannot choose lessons at an inappropriate level or continue to repeat ‘fun’ lessons that they have already mastered.
Full instruction, not just quizzes
All of our math lessons start with a full interactive tutorial so kids can learn new concepts, not just practice what they have learned elsewhere. Tutorials are followed by practice sessions and finally a quiz.
Interactivity enhances the learning experience
Math concepts are introduced through interactive animations, virtual manipulatives and models. Kids don’t just hear instructions on using a balance scale, but can experiment with it by clicking and dragging virtual weights to weigh various items.
Feedback is immediate to keep kids engaged
K5 Math lets your child know right away when they get something right or wrong. Kids remember better when they receive immediate feedback.
Interactivity + feedback = big advantage
Interactivity and immediate feedback gives K5 Math big advantages over traditional worksheets, workbooks and quizzing software.
Computer based learning can decrease math anxiety
Computers are completely patient and impartial. Students learn at their own pace without feeling that they are being judged. In math, it is important to build confidence and avoid anxiety.
Bite-sized lessons provide flexibility
Lessons are broken into 5-10 minute segments so that study sessions can be short and flexible. Most kids learn better with more frequent but shorter study sessions.
Parents get reports
Parents can access comprehensive reports on their child’s progress at any time.
What is K5?
K5 Learning is an online reading and math program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5. Kids work at their own level and their own pace through a personalized program of over 3,000 online tutorials and activities.