Kindergarten Math Program Overview:
The Math Curriculum in Kindergarten aligns with the expectations of the Iowa Core. Through a variety of instructional strategies, including Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI), students will become proficient in the standards listed below.
Counting and Cardinality
- Know number names and the count sequence.
- Count to tell the number of objects.
- Compare numbers,
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
- Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
Number and Operations in Base Ten
- Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value.
Measurement and Data
- Describe and compare measurable attributes
- Classify objects and count the number of objects in categories.
- Identify and describe shapes.
- Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.
Standards of Mathematical Practice
Not only must students become proficient in the content standards of the Iowa Core, but they must be able to solve problems using the following standards of mathematical practice.
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.