Overview of Mathematics in Kindergarten


In kindergarten, your child will focus primarily on two important areas. The first is learning numbers and what numbers represent. The second is addition and subtraction. Students will also learn to identify and work with shapes. Activities in these areas include:

  • Counting how many objects are in a group and comparing the quantities of two groups of objects
  • Comparing two numbers to identify which is greater or less than the other
  • Understanding addition as putting together and subtraction as taking away from
  • Adding and subtracting very small numbers quickly and accurately
  • Breaking up numbers less than or equal to 10 in more than one way (for example, 9=6+3, 9=5+4)
  • For any number from 1 to 9, finding the missing quantity that is needed to reach 10
  • Representing addition and subtraction word problems using objects or by drawing pictures
  • Solving addition and subtraction word problems involving numbers that add up to 10 or less or by subtracting from a number 10 or less


Council of the Great City Schools "Parent Roadmap- Supporting Your Child in Kindergarten, Mathematics"

CT Core Standards - "Common Core State Standards 3-5 Domain Progressions"

Common Core State Standards - "Grade K"