KINDERGARTEN MATHEMATICS - COMMON CORE STANDARDS
In kindergarten, your child will focus primarily on two important areas. The first is learning numbers and the value numbers represent. The second is addition and subtraction. Students will also learn to identify and work with shapes.
Activities in these areas include:
- Counting how many objects are in a group and comparing the quantities of groups of objects
- Comparing two numbers to identify which is greater or less than
- Understanding addition as putting together and subtraction as taking away
- Adding and subtracting very small numbers quickly and accurately
- Breaking up numbers less than or equal to 10 in more than one way (for example, 9=6+3, 9=5+4)
- For any number from 1 to 9, finding the missing quantity that is needed to reach 10
- Representing addition and subtraction word problems using objects or by drawing pictures
- Solving addition and subtraction word problems involving numbers that add up to 10 or less or by subtracting from a number 10 or less
The Kindergarten math curriculum will incorporate the Standards for Mathematical Practice that will support the Common Core State Standards.
This overview for Mathematics, provided by the Council of the Great City Schools, reflects how the Common Core State Standards have guided our development of a rich and comprehensive curriculum for our students.