Getting Ready for Kindergarten Math Learning

I am ready for Kindergarten!  I can…

  • Count up to 100, starting at any number (for example, 13 or 27).
  • Count up to 20 objects accurately, touching each one as I count.
  • Write my numbers, 0-20.
  • Name shapes (triangle, circle, square, rectangle, hexagon, rhombus).
  • Use position words (for example, above, below, beside, in front of, behind, next to, between, over, under).
  • Compare objects (for example, longer/shorter, more/less, heavier/lighter)

How can I help my child learn math?

  • Count together!  Fruit at the grocery store, ants crawling on the sidewalk, how many times they bounce a ball, etc.
  • Play with shapes.  Encourage your child to experiment and create new shapes.  Talk about them.
  • Play games.  Describe things you see and have your child guess what it is.  (For example, “I see something green behind the table.”)