 # Objectives Overviews Early Kindergarten: Math

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Your early kindergarten student will learn about numbers and simple operations by:

• Recognizing the numbers 0 - 20
• Counting in order
• Identifying ways to represent numbers
• Showing how to join and separate groups of objects
• Recognizing the written form of numbers
• Matching numbers to their quantities
• Describing the positions of objects with ordinal numbers
• Solving the basic problems

Your early kindergarten student will be able to make sense of numbers by learning to:

• Count from 1 – 20 through song and play
• Assign numbers to objects as they are counted
• Divide objects equally among people
• Compare people’s height, weight, and age
• Use the terms more than, less than, and equal to
• Show quantities of objects
• Compare and order numbers
• Recognize coins and their value

Your early kindergarten student will gain knowledge in basic algebraic functions by:

• Identifying patterns
• Sorting objects
• Recognizing change in objects
• Drawing pictures to show a simple proble

Your early kindergarten student will understand basic functions of geometry by learning to:

• Identify six basic shapes
• Recognize shapes within his environment
• Identify nine colors
• Match colors to their word name

Your early kindergarten student will learn basic forms of measurement and mathematical connections by:

• Measuring and recording height, weight, and age
• Describing measurements in order
• Learning and using new vocabulary
• Identifying basic units of time
• Learning to use a calendar
• Describing objects as heavy, light, short, and tall
• Using a variety of tools to measure objects
• Tracking his height on a growth chart
• Learning to measure temperature

Your early kindergarten student will understand data analysis and probability by learning how to:

• Formulate questions about data
• Answer questions about collected information
• Make predictions about objects
• Record data about probability

Your early kindergarten student will gain knowledge in problem solving by:

• Recognizing basic strategies
• Solving problems with assistance
• Giving answers to simple problems orally

Your early kindergarten student will know how to communicate mathematical ideas through learning to:

• Communicate steps to solve a problem
• Answer questions about groups of objects
• Work together with the Guide to express concepts and ideas

Your early kindergarten student will explore representation in mathematics by:

• Using objects to show numbers
• Creating graphs to show data
• Communicating the findings on a graph
• Using math vocabulary to describe a graph

Your early kindergarten student will be introduced to reasoning and proof by learning to:

• Make graphs
• Answer mathematical questions
• Compare data on a graph
• Identify graphs as a way to solve problems