In math, students are given opportunities to investigate, predict, and communicate their thinking and reasoning as they learn various mathematical concepts. Connecting math concepts to the real world is something that is encouraged and valued. While students are engaged in their learning they will use many manipulatives, participate in discussions, and perform some paper and pencil tasks. Concepts introduced include numbers, computation, data analysis and statistics, probability, geometry, measurement, and patterns. Although all concepts are important, our focus will be on number sense.

Current research has shown us that there are six levels of understanding mathematics. In the Kindergarten program students will be involved in investigations that will foster and promote these six levels. The six levels are described below:

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Looking at our current ELT's (essential learning targets)

Algebra

Understand Patterns

Geometry

Understand the concepts of directionality and location of objects

Number and Quantity

Understand the concept of place value for numbers 11-19

Understand that numbers to 10 can be decomposed in more than one way

Understand addition and subtraction equations within 10 using a variety of strategies

Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities

Understand the number of objects is the same regardless of arrangement or order in which they were counted

Understand each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger

Understand counting forward beginning from a given number

Understand “more” and “less” when comparing objects

Be skilled at sorting, classifying, and categorizing objects using length and width