Mathematics Curriculum Framework
November 2000

Learning Standards by Strand

Number Sense and Operations
for Grades PreK-K

cross symbolUnderstand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems
solid circle symbolUnderstand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another
solid triangle symbolCompute fluently and make reasonable estimates

Learning Standards

Students engage in problem solving, communicating, reasoning, connecting, and representing as they:
K.N.1Count by ones to at least 20. cross symbol
K.N.2Match quantities up to at least 10 with and words. cross symbol
K.N.3Identify positions of objects in (e.g., first, second) up to fifth. cross symbol
K.N.4Compare sets of up to at least 10 concrete objects using appropriate language (e.g., none, more than, fewer than, same number of, one more than) and order numbers. cross symbol
K.N.5Understand the concepts of whole and half. cross symbol
K.N.6Identify U.S. coins by name. cross symbol
K.N.7Use objects and drawings to model and solve related addition and subtraction problems to ten. solid circle symbol
K.N.8Estimate the number of objects in a group and verify results. solid triangle symbol

Exploratory Concepts and Skills

  • Count by ones, beginning from any number in the counting sequence.
  • Represent quantities using concrete objects, and investigate the of sets. Identify equal parts of groups.
  • Create problems that can be solved using addition and subtraction.

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