Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations.
- Count with understanding and recognize “how many” in small sets up to 5.
- Connect numbers to quantities they represent using physical models and informal representations.
- Verbally recite numbers from 1 to 10.
- Show understanding of how to count and construct sets of objects of a given number up to 5.
- Informally solve mathematical problems presented in a meaningful context.
- Compare two collections to see if they are equal or determine which is more, using a procedure of the child’s choice.
Explore measurement of objects and quantities.
- Compare, order and describe objects according to a single attribute.
- Use nonstandard units to measure attributes such as length and capacity.
- Use vocabulary that describes and compares length, height, weight, capacity and size.
- Practice estimating in everyday play and everyday measurement problems.
- With teacher assistance, explore use of measuring tools that use standard units to measure objects and quantities that are meaningful to the child.
Identify and describe common attributes, patterns and relationships in objects.
- Sort, order, compare and describe objects according to characteristics or attributes.
- Recognize, duplicate, extend and create simple patterns in various formats.
- With adult assistance, represent a single repeating pattern by verbally describing it or by modeling it with objects or actions.
Explore concepts of geometry and spatial relations.
- Recognize and name common two- and three-dimensional shapes and describe some of their attributes (e.g. number of sides, straight or curved lines).
- Show understanding of location and ordinal position.
- Use appropriate vocabulary for identifying location and ordinal position.