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# Kindergarten Math: What Happens April - June? (page 2)

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Updated on Feb 27, 2009

Want to know where your child needs to be by the end of the year? Curriculum differs by state, district, and even schools within a district, but at minimum, by the end of kindergarten, students working at the standard level:

•    Understand that numbers are symbols that tell you how many

•    Know about time and can tell time to the nearest hour

•    Can recite the numbers 1-20 when they see the corresponding flash cards

•    Can combine and separate sets using objects

•    Can sort and classify sets based on attributes

•    Can solve addition facts through 10

•    Compare more, less, and same

•    Recognize half of a whole object (some schools also require kids to recognize quarters)

Now is the time to look for summer workbooks that will reinforce the math concepts your child worked so hard on this year, so she starts first grade in the Fall armed with all she learned in kindergarten. Keep it fun, with activities that bring math to life, and be sure to practice even skills from the very beginning of kindergarten, to help your child’s brain review all she's learned.

Most of all, as the school year draws to an end, celebrate your child's accomplishments. In kindergarten he's moved from a counting style that could be compared to Swiss cheese (lots of holes!) to formulating an approach to an abstract problem… That’s a long way to come since the beginning of the year. Congratulations to your soon-to-be first-grader!