# 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.