Math Information for Parents
What is Number Sense?
Number sense requires the students to see number patterns and relationships when working with number. Kindergarten students spend the majority of their year working with numbers 0-20 to build a solid foundation for understanding the patterns in our base-ten system. Students should be able to verbalize what they are doing and explain their thinking.
Kindergarten students will be expected to:
- Count objects accurately one at a time and tell how many altogether after they have counted.
- Count on one more, two more, etc.
- Compare two or three sets of objects to develop an understanding of number relationships.
- Use Mathematical terms such as more than, less than , same, different, larger, smaller, etc.
- Develop spatial relationships by identifying the number of dots in a ten frame through 20.
- Count by ones, fives and tens.
- Explore with decomposing numbers by using whole-part-part and part-part-whole. E.g. 5=2+3, 2+3=5.
- Demonstrate a variety of ways to represent a number 3-20. E.g. “5” (five dots, five frame, numeral 5, tally marks, objects, ordinal number five, etc.