Kindergarten math includes many basic skills on which students will build as the year progresses. We have 5 basic categories that we work with. Below is a list of what is included in each category to give you an idea of what will be expected from your child.
Counting and Cardinality:
- count by 1's and 10's to 100
- counting forward by 1's from any given number
- Write numbers 0-20
- Write the number that represents a given number of objects from 0-20.
- understand the relationship between numbers and quantities.
- Count to answer 'how many' questions about as many objects as 20 things.
- identify whether the number of objects in a group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group.
- Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 represented as written numerals.
- Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms like above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
- correctly name shapes regardless of their orientation or size.
- Identify shapes as 2D or 3D.
- Analyze and compare 2D and 3D shapes.
- Model shapes in the real world by building shapes from components (ie: sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
- Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes.
Measurement and Data
- Describe measurable attributes of objects such as length or weight.
- Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common to see which has more or less of that attribute.
- Classify objects into given categories; count the number of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
Number and Operations in Base Ten
- Compose and decompose numbers from 11-19 into tens and ones by using objects and drawings, and record each compositions/decomposition by drawing or using an equation.
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
- Represent Addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawing, sounds, acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
- Solve addition and subtraction word problems and add and subtract within 10 (may use objects or drawings).
- Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way.
- For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number.
- Fluently add and subtract within 5.