In Module 1, students begin to observe and analyze the world around them mathematically. They will count, order, and draw up to ten objects. They will eventually work toward an understanding that each successive number names a quantity that is one greater, and that the number before is one less. This is just the beginning of an exciting mathematical year for kindergarten students!
In this Module, we will continue to support our growing number sense by comparing lengths, weights, and capacity of containers. Toward the end of the module, we build to comparing actual numerals.
Module 4 marks the next exciting step in math for kindergarten students: addition and subtraction! We will start with composing and decomposing numbers using number bonds (see reverse), and move toward work with addition and subtraction equations.
This module is a key next step for kindergarten students in understanding place value beyond the numbers 1-10. We will first talk about teen numbers as “10 ones and some ones”, and extend that understanding to numbers within 100. Finally, we will count to 100 by ones and by tens using various strategies.
Our mathematics work in kindergarten comes to a close with another opportunity for students to explore geometry. In Module 6, students will build on their previous experience with two- and three-dimensional shapes and expand their spatial reasoning skills. They will lay the groundwork for understanding area by composing various geometric figures.