The Sum of Kindergarten Math
Kindergarten math adds up to a great foundation for higher-level reasoning much later on. Find out how to support the curriculum at home.
What You Need to Know
Kindergarteners are expected to work more independently, more quickly, and with less prompting from adults than when they were in preschool. Similar to preschool math, they will count, measure, sort, and do number operations. Add number one with two and your child will get three.
How You Can Help
Inserting math into surprising moments or in surprising ways will help your child relate the activities with fun and everyday life.
- Bath time. Buy bath crayons or paints and draw 0-9 on a surface. Encourage your child to trace the numbers or fill them in as they disappear.
- Calendars. Pick out a calendar with your child that can hang on the bedroom wall. Buy stickers that your child likes. Before bedtime each night have your child place a sticker on the day.
- Feet. Place a piece of paper on the floor and trace your child’s foot. Walk about the house and even the neighborhood comparing the “foot” to anything you choose.
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