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What Should My 7-Year-Old Know?

7-year-old at school

Keeping up with your child's academic progress can feel challenging, especially if you aren't familiar with norms or aren't sure what your child should know at each stage of development.

What exactly should your 7-year-old know? Your child's teacher may be the best authority on how your child stacks up compared to their peers since their teacher works directly with them regularly and knows what content has already been covered.

However, there are some fairly universal guidelines you can use to gauge your child's overall academic progress.

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8 Must-Know Tips To Help Your Child Succeed in Math

parent giving child math help with flashcards

Math can be a challenging subject to help your child succeed in. Often, children pick up on our cultural indifference to math and think it's so hard that only the "smart kids" get it, or they have such severe math anxiety that even when they understand it, they perform poorly on tests.

Helping your child with their math homework can also be taxing. Most math topics are only used in specific applications, and you may not have used them yourself since school. Adding to this difficulty, the way math is taught evolves more often than in other subjects. Even if you remember math concepts, you may be unfamiliar with how the subject is taught now.

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How To Help Your Child with Their Math Homework

father giving son math homework help

In households across the country, kids are going back to school, and with school comes homework. Often, children need homework help, but their parents don't remember enough about their studies—particularly arithmetic—to help out. This predicament is frustrating for both the parent and child.

The child feels that an adult should be able to do the math required of them, and the parent believes that the teacher should have presented the information more effectively.

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How to Use Negative Fractions in Equations

Negative fractions: colorful fractions

A negative fraction is a fraction with a negative sign in front of it. Let's show you how to apply negative fractions to equations.

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How Do You Find the Lowest Common Denominator Between Fractions?

Lowest common denominator meaning

When two fractions have a common denominator, the bottom number of the two fractions are the same. Here are some examples of common denominators:

Common denominator examples

If two fractions don’t already have a common denominator, you need to see if they have a lowest common denominator (LCD). This allows you to subtract and add fractions.

Here's how to find the lowest common denominator:

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