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What your child will learn

Students in Kindergarten continue to build their understanding of mathematics in real world situations.

  • In Unit 1, students extend their understanding about directional and positional words. Students also sort and classify objects and explain the sorting rule. Students begin to ask questions to generate and organize data. Students are expected to identify, describe, copy, extend and construct simple patterns using a variety of concrete objects.
  • In Unit 2, students will count and compare using numbers, words, and numerals. Students are expected to write and count with whole numbers to 31 or beyond. Students create and identify sets with more, less, or an equal number of objects, recognize sets as having an odd or even number of elements, use ordinal numbers first through fifth, and model single digit numbers in a variety of ways.
  • In Unit 3, students strengthen their understanding of time as they learn to describe when events have happened or will happen. Students study measurement by describing and comparing measurable attributes of length and weight. Students begin to develop their understanding of the measurement process by using nonstandard units to measure length. Students investigate two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes and describe the attributes of these figures.
  • In Unit 4, students develop foundational understandings about estimation. Students also begin to develop an understanding that numbers are composed of parts. Students apply their understanding of the part-whole concept to joining and separating problems. In addition, students develop an understanding of money concepts and skills. Students explore and describe the attributes of a penny, a nickel, and a dime, as well as identify and state the value of these coins. Students count sets of pennies, sets of nickels and pennies, and sets of dimes and pennies through nineteen cents.

For additional information on MCPS mathematics , please visit the Parent Guide to the Curriculum in Kindergarten.

Helpful Resources

Curriculum Framework

The framework is a document showing what students will know and be able to do by the end of each grade, as related to the Maryland State Standards.

Textbook Resources

MCPS uses two resources county-wide in Kindergarten:

  • "Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley Math," Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley, Copyright 1999
  • "Investigations in Number, Data, and Space," Dale Seymour Publications, Copyright 1998