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, and ordinal numbers, put 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, find success with concepts such as bigger and smaller, and be 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

Credit Value

1.0

Prerequisites

None

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