In most kindergarten classes, math is woven throughout the day’s activities, because it becomes more meaningful — particularly for young children — when it’s experienced in real-life contexts. This year, your kindergartner will go beyond simply counting numbers to understanding what they represent and actively using them to represent quantities.
Daily kindergarten math activities include learning numbers, counting, addition and subtraction, and learning concepts of time, measurement, and categorization. What’s more, playing with puzzles, building toys, blocks, and games allows kindergarteners to practice and build math skills in a fun, engaging way.
|To build math skills, your Kindergartener:|
|Understands that numbers represent quantity and uses them to do so.||Counts and writes numbers from 1-20 (and potentially higher).||Counts out and compare quantities, usually up to 20.||Begins to recognize and understand the meaning of the plus and minus signs (as your kindergartener expands his skills in this area||Uses drawings, objects, actions, and sounds to represent and practice addition and subtraction.||Practices beginning measurement and graphing skills, often through the creation of class-wide graphs, such as graphing favorite snacks or how kids get to school.|