This area of learning includes big ideas about students’ understanding of mathematical reasoning and ability to solve problems using learned strategies. We have developed activities to help you better support your child at home. You may access the activities by clicking on any of the progressions below. Should you wish to print the activities for quick reference, click on the printer icon included with each progression.
A kindergarten student will explain the relationship between numbers and quantities; count forward and backward in sequence; compose and decompose numbers; identify, write, represent, and compare numbers; and use the concepts of addition, subtraction, and equality to solve problems.
Big Idea
A kindergarten student will explain, extend, and create repeating patterns and describe patterns involving the passage of time.
Creates, extends, and describes repeating patterns
Describes patterns involving the passage of time
Activities

Daily Report: Ask your child to tell you what they did in school today. Ask about specific events that you know might have happened such as art class or a favorite food item on the lunch menu. Ask your child what he or she is looking forward to tomorrow when they go back to school.
Make a Prediction: Ask specific questions to your child about the events of the day and include time words such as “morning,” “afternoon,” “evening,” “today,” or “tomorrow.” Ask your child to draw a picture of an event, then describe the event, and tell what might have happened before or after the event.
Planning the Day: Provide opportunities to include your child in planning for their day or their week. Create a schedule and have a conversation using the words “now,” “earlier,” “later,” “before,” and “after” as you talk through the events with your child.
Dear Diary: With your child, keep a daily diary where your child draws a picture about their day and makes a prediction about what might happen tomorrow. Review the entries from prior days to determine if the predictions came true. Incorporate words such as “yesterday,” “today,” and “tomorrow.”
Advanced Organizer: Keep a family calendar and review it with regularity to examine events for the day, the week, the month, and the year. Ask your child specific questions about notable events for the week or month, etc. For example, ask "How many days until grandma’s birthday?" or "When are we headed to the zoo?"

Big Idea
A kindergarten student will observe, describe, and compare the physical and measurable attributes of objects, and analyze graphical displays of data.
Big Idea
A kindergarten student will identify, describe, and compare basic shapes, form 2dimensional shapes and 3dimensional figures, and describe the relative location of an object using positional words.