Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Kindergarten Math Curriculum Information
Here are the things your child will be expected to accomplish during the school year…
Math
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During the Fall, kindergarten students will focus on the numbers 0-10 in many ways:
  • Identifying numbers 0-10
  • Writing numbers 0-10
  • Counting numbers orally 0-10
  • Counting objects to tell how many
  • Comparing numbers 0-10
  • Classifying and Counting Data (objects can be counted and sorted)

Be able to use math tools such as:  

  • Five-frame:  A five frame is a one by five rectangular frame into which counters are put to show numbers up to and including five.
 

  • Ten-frame:  A ten frame is a two by five rectangular frame into which counters are put to show the number ten and all numbers less than ten.

Fall

During the winter, kindergarten students will focus on:
  • Understanding addition (as joining combining, and putting together)
  • Developing fact fluency within 5.  The goal of fact fluency is for student can add/subtract numbers accurately, automatically and quickly without using tools or fingers to solve.
  • Decomposing  (breaking down) numbers in more than one way.  You can decompose the number 6 into 5 and 1, or 3 and 3, or 2 and 4, or 6 and 0;
  • Composing numbers is creating a number from parts.  Using 3 and 2 to make 5.
  • Representing addition and subtraction processes in a variety of ways, using concrete materials,pictures, numbers, words, or acting out
  • Understanding Subtraction(as taking apart, taking away
  • Counting numbers to 20
  • Composing  (making) and Decomposing (breaking down/breaking apart) Numbers 11-19 as a groups of 10 and some more (18 is 10 and 8)
  • Counting numbers to 100 by ones and tens(1,2,3,4) or (10,20,30,40)
  • Counting numbers by starting at any given number.(37-38,39,40,41)
  • Number Lines:  Number lines are used to assist with counting on/counting back to add/subtract.
  • Ten Frames:  Ten frames can be used to show addition and subtraction.  You can also use 2 ten frames to show numbers up to 20.
Winter
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  • Name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. e.g. triangle, square, hexagon, circle, rectangle, cube, cone, sphere, cylinder
  • Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, flat) or three-dimensional (solid).
  • Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes (example: 2 squares can make a rectangle)
  • Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, example: the stop sign is an octagon.  
  • Describe the relative positions of objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to. (example: The dog is behind the tree.)
  • Model shapes in the world by building shapes from items (e.g., sticks and clay) and drawing shapes.
  • Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight.  Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
  • Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has more of/less of the attribute, and describe the difference.  For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.
  
Spring
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