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.