# Kindergarten Math

The kindergarten mathematics program provides a wide range of experiences for children to see and use mathematical concepts in a hands-on, concrete manner. Students learn through centers, games, and activities designed to help them internalize mathematical concepts in an interactive approach. One of the primary goals of the kindergarten math program is the development of number sense and recognizing the significance of numbers. The students practice a variety of counting methods and learn that counting is a way to keep track of quantity. Kindergarten students explore five and ten frames, breaking apart and putting together numbers, tally marks, skip counting, and solving word problems. Children also develop an understanding of linear and symmetrical patterns, number and shape patterns, more than/less than relationships, and how to make sense of data on graphs.

Our kindergarten students will:

• develop one-to-one correspondence
• recognize numerals as symbols of quantity
• form numerals and numerical symbols
• count forward to 100 and backwards from 20
• identify single- and double-digit numbers to 30
• recognize, describe, extend, and create a variety of patterns
• recognize geometric shapes
• sequence (eg. numbers, days of the week, etc.)
• classify and sort objects
• estimate numbers and quantity
• predict probable numerical outcomes
• use graphing as symbolic representation of number
• be exposed to skip counting and grouping
• explore the concept of the number 100 on the 100th day of school
• use problem-solving skills in everyday situations
• be exposed to the operations of addition and subtraction