# Kindergarten Math Essential Skil

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Math Essential Skills
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Practice identifying, naming and drawing             Ask your child to find items around the house that represent different shapes. Together, describe what makes up each shape.

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different shapes and sorting them by type.           Draw and color the shapes found around the house. (e.g. circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagon)
Recognize a pattern, describe it, continue it, and   Make a simple picture pattern and ask your child to explain it. Ask them to discuss how they would continue the pattern. Using
be able to create a new one.
Practice sorting and counting up to 10 objects.
common objects, ask your child to create their own pattern.
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Sort separate multi-colored cereal, pasta or household items by color, shape, size, or pattern. Be able to explain how items were

Practice using numbers 0-10.
sorted. Ask your child to count them out loud while sorting.                    a
Using a deck of cards, ask your child to count the figures/pictures and the number aloud. Ask your child to count the number of
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family members and then set the table with the amount of plates and utensils needed. Make a counting book and ask your child
to draw objects to represent a number for each page.
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Use household items to practice counting. (e.g. beans, pasta, pennies, cereal, etc.)
Put numbers in and out of order from 1-10 and        Have your child make groups of objects using items such as buttons or toys and put them in and out of order from smallest to
compare them.                                        largest or largest to smallest. Ask them to practice using the words more than, less than, bigger and smaller. Also create a

Practice counting to 100 by 1’s.
number line with the number symbol.                                             M
While traveling the car, you and your child count out loud to 100 by 1’s. (Start by having them count to 20 until they are ready
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Quarter 2
Skills                                            Activities
Practice sorting and counting up to 20 objects.   Sort separate multi-colored cereal, pasta or household items by color, shape, size, or pattern. Be able to explain how items were
sorted. Ask your child to count them out loud while sorting.
Practice using numbers 0-20.                      Using a deck of cards, ask your child to count the figures/pictures and the number aloud. Ask your child to count the number of
family members and then set the table with the amount of plates and utensils needed. Make a counting book and ask your child
to draw objects to represent a number for each page.
Use household items to practice counting. (e.g. beans, pasta, pennies, cereal, etc.)
Put number sets in and out of order from 1-20     Have your child make groups of objects using items such as buttons or toys and put them in order from smallest to largest or
and compare them.                                 largest to smallest. Ask them to practice using the words more than, less than, bigger and smaller. Also create a number line
with the number symbol.
Using addition and subtraction (0-5) practice     Use real life examples to solve problems using addition and subtraction. (e.g. There are five members in the family. Two have
finding the answer to a word problem by           soup for dinner. How many bowls and spoons would you need to have to set the table?)
showing and explaining how the problem was
solved.
Practice counting to 100 by 10’s.                 While traveling the car, you and your child count out loud to 100 by 10’s.
Quarter 3-4
Using addition and subtraction (0-10), practice   Use real life examples to solve problems using addition and subtraction. (e.g. There are five members in the family. Two have
finding the answer to a word problem by           soup for dinner. How many bowls and spoons would you need to have to set the table?)
showing and explaining how the problem was
solved.
Name the days of the week and months of the       Use a calendar to identify the month, as well as the date. Review the days of the week, what today is, what tomorrow will be
year in order.                                    and what day of the week yesterday was. Identify how many of any given day of the week there are in the month. For example,
How many Mondays are there in the month of August?
Practice counting objects                         Give your child a piece of paper with a number (0-30) written on it. Ask them to count out that number of objects. (use beans,
candies, etc.)
Practice counting to 100 by 5’s.                  While traveling the car, you and your child count out loud to 100 by 5’s.
Practice writing numbers 1-100.                   Write numbers in order from different starting points. For example: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 etc.
Identify the number that comes directly before    Give your child any number 1-50 and ask them what number comes before? Between? And after? For example: What comes
and after                                         after 9? What comes before 9? What comes between 8 and 10?
Solve addition and subtraction problems           Use household items like beans, to practice solving addition and subtraction problems to 12.
Compare and order objects according to length,    Find two items in your house and ask your child the following questions. Which one is heavier? Which is lighter? Which one is
capacity and weight                               longer? Which one is shorter? Which item would hold more?
Understand what an estimate is.                   When giving your child a snack, have him/her estimate (guess) how many pieces are in the bag. Then have them count the
items and compare the amount to their guess.

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