Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Kindergarten Fall Math
Here are some of the things you can do to help your child learn…
Play Games
Connect with School Staff
Use Resources
  1. Find Numbers in Real Life
    Find Numbers in Real Life
    Look for numbers in real life. For example, look at prices at the grocery store, look at a dice or cards while playing games, or looking at house numbers while walking/driving.
  2. Count from Zero to Ten
    Count from Zero to Ten
    Count 0-10 out loud while getting ready, driving in the car, taking a walk, etc.
  3. Count Objects and Say Numbers
    Count Objects and Say Numbers
    Take spoons or other household objects and practice counting using one to one correspondence. For example, as your child counts 5 spoons, he/she should say one number for each object.
  4. Count in Patterns
    Count in Patterns
    Count out objects up to 10 in different patterns. For example, put 10 cheerios in a circle. Count to find out how many. Then, put the cheerios in a straight line. Count to find out how many.
  5. Count and Label Piles of Objects
    Count and Label Piles of Objects
    Place number cards on the table as well as piles of objects. Have your child count each pile and find the number card to show how many.
  6. Compare Two Numbers
    Compare Two Numbers
    Compare two numbers. Example, write two numbers on paper. Ask which number is more or less. Have the child show how they know. For example, draw dots for each number to show the bigger or smaller group.
  7. Sort Objects
    Sort Objects
    Take a small handful of mixed change or cereal that has different shapes or colors. Ask your child to sort the objects into groups that are the same. Have your child count each group and talk about which is more, less, or if any are equal.
Video Resources
Connect with the School
  1. Fluency Techniques
  2. Part Part Whole
Your child’s teacher is available to answer questions about your child’s progress and what they are learning in class.  Be sure to attend conferences, contact your child’s teacher via email, notes, and/or phone calls.  Be sure to review any work that comes home (corrected papers, classwork or homework) to see what your child is working on in class.  Continue to work on Numbers throughout the Fall to support your child.  
Questions you can ask the teacher:  
  • Does my child know their numbers?  
  • How high is my child counting in class?  
  • Is my child counting using 1 to 1 matching?  
  • Can my child compare numbers?  
  • Is there anything you would like us to work on at home to help build my child’s understanding of numbers?
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