Kindergarten Math

Mrs. Chris Moray

In Kindergarten Math, students learn to recognize numbers and understand the quantity of numbers. They use numbers to complete basic addition and subtraction problems. They learn to correctly write numbers, solve simple geometry, measure, solve problem, reason mathematically, graph, identify and create patterns, recognize and count money, tell time, and understand basic fractions through direct instruction, discussion, and exploring with manipulatives using the Right Start Math program. Students demonstrate their understanding through use of an abacus, playing math games, and creating projects with manipulatives.

Course Details

A general overview of the topics covered in kindergarten math:

1. Counting and Number Recognition:
– Counting to at least 100, and possibly beyond.
– Recognizing and writing numbers 0 to 10.
– Understanding the concept of one-to-one correspondence (matching one number to one object).

2. Number Operations:
– Basic addition and subtraction concepts using manipulatives, fingers, or mental calculations.
– Understanding basic addition and subtraction word problems in context.

3. Patterns:
– Identifying and creating simple patterns (e.g., ABAB, AABB).
– Recognizing and extending patterns in different contexts.

4. Shapes and Geometry:
– Identifying and naming basic shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle).
– Understanding positional words (e.g., above, below, beside) and basic spatial relationships.

5. Measurement:
– Comparing sizes (big/small, long/short).
– Using non-standard units to measure length, height, and weight.

6. Data and Graphs:
– Sorting and classifying objects based on different attributes.
– Creating and interpreting simple graphs (e.g., bar graphs with pictures).

7. Time:
– Understanding basic concepts of time (morning, afternoon, evening).
– Sequencing events in order.

8. Money:
– Recognizing and identifying coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter).
– Understanding basic concepts of value and simple transactions.

9. Basic Math Vocabulary:
– Developing a basic understanding of mathematical terms (more, less, equal, same).

10. Problem Solving:
– Engaging in simple problem-solving activities and understanding the process of finding solutions.

11. Math Games and Activities:
– Engaging in hands-on activities, games, and manipulative-based learning to reinforce mathematical concepts.

The emphasis in Kindergarten in on hands-on, experiential learning, and activities that make math enjoyable and accessible to young learners. Additionally, teachers often integrate math concepts into other subjects to provide a holistic learning experience.

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We will use a combination of Right Start Math and Saxon Math programs.