Kindergarten Math

Course Description

Semester A

During the first semester students will learn foundational math facts. They will learn to count to 12, how to compare sizes, ordinal numbers, putting items in order, what a number line is and its uses, basic measurements such as inches and feet, and how to tell time on digital and analog clocks.

Students will have many opportunities to practice these new concepts by interacting with online confirmation exercises and filling out worksheets offline. A special emphasis this semester is for students to have fun with numbers, finding success with concepts such as bigger and smaller, and being comfortable in an online environment.

Semester B

Students learn to count to 20. They work with comparing objects using the terms taller, longer, and shorter, as well as comparing two objects using the terms lighter and heavier. They will continue their exploration of basic geometric shapes such as cones and spheres. They will work with the concept of first, middle, and last.

Arranging and sorting receive special emphasis this semester. Students will also work on writing numbers with special attention on 3, 4, and 5. Students will learn the concepts of left and right. Coins are also a focus as students will count pennies, nickels and dimes. Finally, the number 7 is studied using the colors of the rainbow. Projects include making paper fingers and thumbs and creating designs with them. They will also make the numbers 1-10 out of dough.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

Kindergarten

* Materials

Course Materials List

*Materials listed should be acquired by the student prior to beginning work in the course.

Duration

2 Semesters

Prerequisites

none

Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing Skills
  • Email Communication (with assistance of parent or teacher)

Semester A

Major Concepts:

  • Position words
  • Comparing sizes
  • Shapes
  • Counting to ten
  • Patterns
  • Basic measures
  • Number line
  • Telling time
  • Ordinals – first through seventh

Semester B

Major Concepts:

  • Counting to twenty
  • Comparing weight and length
  • Sorting by shape and color
  • Cones, cubes, and spheres
  • First middle and last
  • Left and right
  • Counting pennies and nickel