# What age a child learn… ? mathematics

Although each child is different, and there is no need to be alarmed that a child does not reach a milestone at the age that is supposed to be reached, there are ages when there is a tendency to reach specific knowledge or skills. However, we repeat that this is not standard, nor is it an indicator of problems, since each child’s rhythm will be different and children who find it difficult to learn something at first, can progress later much more than others…

We will comment on the ages at which some important milestones are reached.

## At what age do kids learn numbers?

By **age 3**, children are likely to recognize the numbers and even say them in a certain order (at least some!). At the age of 4 they broaden this knowledge and improve their management. They also learn its use, that is, that the final number is the one that would represent the set being quantified.

## At what age do children start counting?

Once they know the numbers, **4 or 5 year olds** can count mechanically from 1 to 40, and then up to 60 or 70.

## At what age do kids learn adding?

At the **age of 4 or 5**, when you have already acquired knowledge of numbers, you begin to know the concept of adding and making simple sums of a figure. It is also at this age, after addition, that children begin to subtract.

## At what age are geometric figures learned?

Simple figures such as the square, triangle, rectangle and circle can be learned from **ages 4 to 6**. Later on, other figures such as ellipses, trapeze, triangles, etc. can be added.

## At what age do children learn the hours?

Around **age 5** is when children begin to learn the concept of time, know what time it is or put the time on a toy clock. It is also at this age that they begin to be interested in wristwatches, and they are very excited to have one of these.

## At what age are multiplication tables usually learned?

At **7 years old**, the notion of multiplication is beginning to be understood, and at 8 years old they usually learn the multiplication tables.

## At how old do they start dividing?

Once the concept of multiplying is established, and the multiplication tables are perfectly known, dividing begins at **9 or 10 years of age**.

## At what age do kids learn fractions?

At the **age of 11,** fractions are usually learned when the concept of division is based on learning. However, the concept of distribution will certainly have been addressed beforehand, albeit in a very simple way.