Early Kindergarten

Objectives Overviews Early Kindergarten: Math


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