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Kindergarten Math Standards Aligned Teaching Resources

In Kindergarten, the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice focus on two crucial areas. The first: Students should be able to represent and compare whole numbers, and second: they should also develop and practice the skill of describing shapes and space.

With the help and support of eSpark Learning’s standards-aligned resources, Kindergarten students will build their mathematical knowledge outlined in the Pre-K Math curriculum. Using written numerals, students will continue to learn how to count objects, compare sets of numbers, and represent quantities.

Next, they’ll expand their knowledge of numbers by counting to 100 in ones and tens. The Common Core drives a deeper understanding of sequences by challenging students to count forward from a given number and introducing the concept of consecutive numbers — that by adding one to each number, it becomes a bigger number in the sequence.

Kindergarten students will then broaden their knowledge of quantities as they learn about addition, subtraction, and using smaller numbers to make bigger ones. They’ll also begin composing and decomposing equations using teen numbers, understanding that numbers 1 through 10 form them.

In the final two standards, students will be introduced to brand new concepts: measurement and geometry. Using objects and categories, Kindergarten students will learn to compare and contrast items that are longer, shorter, heavier, and lighter than others. Using that knowledge, they’ll also learn to categorize and count different groups of objects.

Within the geometry standard, students will get to know different shapes — learning names, dimensions, and how to draw them. They will also learn the connections between objects and shapes around them using positioning terms, like above, below, in front of, behind, beside, and next to.

eSpark Learning supports the entire classroom through this foundational year of learning — helping students learn 1.5 times faster than their peers and helping teachers create a standards-aligned curriculum that sets everyone up for success in the years ahead.

See Kindergarten Standards Teaching Resources by Domain

As Kindergarten teachers navigate each mathematical domain, eSpark Learning provides interactive resources along the way, all of which are aligned with the Common Core standards. What’s more, teachers will be able to monitor students’ progress as they engage with eSpark’s activities, games, quizzes, and assessments, ensuring each student is on the right path to meet their standards goals by the end of the year. Here’s a breakdown of each domain within Kindergarten Math and what students and teachers can expect:

Counting and Cardinality

  • Count to 100 by ones and tens
  • Write numbers 1-20 and apply written numerals to objects
  • Count 1-20 objects in a variety of arrangements
  • Understand the succession of numbers and how to add one
  • Identify groups of objects as greater than, less than, or equal to one another

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Use visuals such as fingers, objects, and illustrations to learn addition and subtraction
  • Learn how to create bigger numbers from smaller ones (e.g. 1 + 4 = 5)
  • Add and subtract using the numbers 1 through 5

Numbers and Operations in Base Ten

  • Use objects to introduce and identify numbers in the teens

Measurement and Data

  • Compare objects through basic measurements, like longer or shorter and heavier or lighter
  • Count, classify, and sort objects in different categories


  • Learn shape names and use them to describe different surrounding objects
  • Correctly identify, compare and draw shapes
  • Identify shapes with different dimensions
  • Name shapes in different orientations

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