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SMCPS uses Bridges in Mathematics, 2nd Edition, as a primary resource for teaching your child the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.

Kindergarten Math Content

  • count objects and tell how many there are
  • write numerals 0-20
  • compare numbers or sets of objects to tell which has more or less
  • add & subtract quickly and easily to 5
  • add & subtract within 10 using objects, fingers, drawings, numbers, or equations
  • solve addition and subtraction story problems
  • understand that teen numbers are 10 and some more
  • identify and describe shapes
  • understand length and weight as something that can be measured
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Resources to Help Your Child at Home

The following selection of games and activities will help your child to practice these skills at home.

Counting

  • Counting Fish The player counts small numbers of animated fish. Talk to your child about different ways to count the fish, perhaps by finding groups of 2 or 3 fish. Players scoring 70% or better will move to the next level. The directions are spoken aloud.
  • Counting Games Choose from an assortment of games: Teddy Numbers, Underwater Counting, Gingerbread Man Games, Ladybird Spots.
  • Number FramesUse frames to count, represent, compare, and compute. This free manipulative is available both as an app and online.
  • Number RackCount and compare movable, colored beads. This free manipulative is available both as an app and online.
  • Ten-Frame  Select from several games that challenge students to count objects, build numbers, or answer basic addition problems using a ten frame. A Five-Frame  is also available.

Numbers: Recognize, Order, & Compare

Basic Addition & Subtraction

  • Marble Math Players see and hear an addition problem. They can drag marbles onto a work surface to help them figure out the problem. Play includes five levels of addition, starting with simple 1-digit problems. Players must score 70% or greater to advance levels. Audio directions.
  • MathTappers: Find Sums An app compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, this simple, free game uses ten-frames and is designed to help learners make sense of addition. It's an excellent game to explore with your child while you're on the go.
  • Math Lines In this game, race to pair numbers that add up to a target sum. Before your child plays, review the pairs of numbers that add up to the target sum. You might even look at different ways to make the number using game pieces, marbles, or pennies.
  • Fuzz Bugs Number Bond Select a target sum and challenge your child to click and drop the missing number into the number bond at the bottom of the screen. Consider using 10 as a target sum or choose from another number from 5–20.

Geometry

  • Shapes/Geometry Complete puzzles by recognizing similarities and differences in shapes. As children master levels, the content gets progressively more difficult. The last stage includes an introduction to symmetry. Audio directions.
  • Pattern ShapesStudents use virtual pattern shapes to explore shapes by creating their own designs or selecting an outline to fill in with shapes. iPad, Chromebook, and online versions available.
  • Shape Pop  Pop the bubbles with the correct shape.
  • Geoboard App With this virtual geoboard, students stretch bands around pegs to make discoveries about shapes. iPad and online versions available.

Measurement

  • Measure That Foot Measure a monster foot using household objects such as blocks for crayons. Then, find a shoe that fits the monster.
  • Crystals Rule  Measure the length of rocks using non-standard units. (Flash)

More Games

The links below contain some of the best games for elementary math students to play at home. Look through the sites to find other activities for your child.

  • ABCya! The math games on this site, modeled from primary grade lessons, were approved of or created by teachers.
  • Johnnie's Math Page Use this online index to find hundreds of interactive math games on the web, organized by concept.
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Organized by grade band and math concept, this Utah State University site contains a wide selection of virtual manipulatives.

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