Kindergarten Skills in Math

The Kindergarten Skills below are based on the Common Core Standards For Mathematics. You can find out more about the Common Core Standards here.

You will also find a listing of related math resources (worksheets, charts, etc) here.

Note: Math standards and curricula can vary by location or school. Check with your child’s school to determine what Kindergarten math skills are expected in your location.

Counting & Cardinality

Counting by ones and count by tens (up to 100)

The listing of worksheets and other math resources below are related to the following standard extracted from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics:

Count to 100 by ones and by tens.

Chart

Cards

Number Grids

Number line

Counting forward starting at a number other than 1

The listing of worksheets and other math resources below are related to the following standard extracted from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics:

Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).

Number line

Writing the numbers 0 to 20. Match the number of objects with the correct written numeral.

The listing of worksheets and other math resources below are related to the following standard extracted from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics:

Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

Activity

Flashcard

Number line

Making the connection between numbers and quantities.

The listing of worksheets and other math resources below are related to the following standard extracted from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics:

Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
1. When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
2. Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
3. Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.

Activity

Domino Cards

Counting up to 20 objects that are shown in various ways. e.g. in a line, scattered, in rows and columns.

The listing of worksheets and other math resources below are related to the following standard extracted from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics:

Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.

Activity

Using counting and matching to compare two groups of up to 10 objects and to find if there are more, less, or the same in each group.

The listing of worksheets and other math resources below are related to the following standard extracted from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics:

Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.

Activity

Comparing numbers

Comparing written numerals from 0 to 10.

Operations & Algebraic Thinking

Understanding adding as putting together and subtracting as taking apart or taking away.

The listing of worksheets and other math resources below are related to the following standard extracted from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics:

Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.

Example/Guidance

Game

Target Game

Solving word problems with adding and subtracting up to 10.

The listing of worksheets and other math resources below are related to the following standard extracted from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics:

Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.

Game

Target Game

Quiz

Decomposing numbers up to 10 using drawings or objects and writing the equation. e.g. 7 = 3 + 4 or 6 = 2 + 4.

The listing of worksheets and other math resources below are related to the following standard extracted from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics:

Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).

Chart

Cards

Example/Guidance

Game

Build The Answer Games

Target Game

Worksheet

Fact Families

Number bonds to 10

Slightly Different

Worksheet Generator

For numbers to 9, finding the number that adds on to it to make 10.

The listing of worksheets and other math resources below are related to the following standard extracted from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics:

For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.

Chart

Ten Frames

Example/Guidance

Game

Build The Answer Games

Matching Game

Target Game

Worksheet

Number bonds to 10

Worksheet Generator

Quickly add and subtract with numbers up to 5. e.g. 2 + 3 = 5

The listing of worksheets and other math resources below are related to the following standard extracted from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics:

Fluently add and subtract within 5.

Game

Target Game

Worksheet

Fact Families

Number bonds to 10

Worksheet Generator

Number & Operations in Base Ten

Working with numbers from 11 to 19 and understanding that they are made up of ten ones and a certain number of ones.

The listing of worksheets and other math resources below are related to the following standard extracted from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics:

Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (such as 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones._x000C_

Chart

Place Value Charts

Measurement & Data

Describing the attributes of different objects. e.g. height or weight.

The listing of worksheets and other math resources below are related to the following standard extracted from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics:

Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

Example/Guidance

Worksheet

Activities

Blank Clocks

Durations

Worksheet Generator

Comparing two things to determine which has more and/ or which has less than the other. e.g. compare two books to see which is heavier and which is lighter.

With quantities up to 10, putting objects into stated categories and counting and sorting each category.

Geometry

Describing the position of things using words like belowabove, and behind.

Identifying shapes no matter the size or rotation.

Distinguishing between two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes.

Comparing and describing 2D and 3D shapes. e.g. “they have the same number of corners” or “all the sides are the same length”.

Creating and drawing shapes

Putting different shapes together to make different shapes. e.g. a rectangle from two triangles.

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