Monday, January 24, 2011

Math Resources for Kindergarten

Here are some web sites with worksheets and/or online games and exercises for math:

IXL Math - Incredible web site with online questions for pre-school through 8th grade.  Algebra I and II as well as Geometry are coming soon.  State standards are listed here (good to know!).  This site would be good to go to WITH Merrick and walk through the answers to each question. 

Free Math Worksheets - can generate your own worksheets (aka. create a worksheet with clocks where you fill in the time in 5 min increments/half hour increments/1 hour increments, etc).  The pre-made worksheets start at the 1st grade level.

Homeschool Math - some articles and resources for homeschool math.  Info on math curriculum and helpful book suggestions.

Time, Money, Temperature - Unit study for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders
Info from AAA Math:

Kindergarten Goals


  • Learn to recognize the numerals 0 through 9.
  • Know that numbers have an order and be able to count easily.
  • Relate numbers to quantities in real life.
  • Know comparative measurement terms.
  • Develop a vocabulary for the names of common geometric shapes.
  • Know that quantities of items can be measured and the measurement can be expressed as a number.
  • Recognize that recurring patterns occur in real life.
  • Begin to manipulate numbers by simple addition and subtraction.
  • Recognize the meaning of addition and subtraction.
More important and valuable lessons occur when the student learns to use math in normal daily activities. This reinforces the idea that math is not just an abstract exercise done at school but a valuable tool that is used many times each day. Examples of the use of math in daily activities include:
  • Money transactions
  • Telling time
  • Using a calendar
  • Measuring quantities
  • Finding patterns and using the pattern to predict what comes next.d reading calendars or clocks. 

Kindergarten Hands-on Activities


  • Be able to find the value of a group of pennies (or the local smallest denomination coin) containing up to 20 coins.




  • Know the names of the common coins and currency.




  • Know the names of common measuring devices and what they measure.
    DeviceMeasuresDescribes
    RulerLengthHow wide, long, tall or far
    ScaleWeight/MassHow heavy
    ThermometerTemperatureHow hot, cold or warm
    ClockTimeWhen
    CalendarTimeWhen
    Measuring Cups & SpoonsVolumeHow much




  • Know comparative measurement terms.
    MeasurementComparative Terms
    Lengthlonger/shorter, wider/narrower, taller/shorter
    Weightheavier/lighter
    Temperaturehotter/colder, warmer/cooler
    Timeearlier/later, before/after
    Volumemore/less, larger/smaller




  • Know the names of common geometric shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle) and be able to name the shape in any orientation.




  • Know how to use tally marks to record the number of a type of event. Be able to find the total number from the tally marks.




  • Sort items into groups or categories by similar properties such as color, shape, size, material, etc.




  • Sort items into groups by using two properties such as size and color, shape and size or shape and color.




  • Determine a pattern and tell what the next event will be. Patterns might include numbers, letters, shapes, colors, sizes, movements or sounds.




  • Learn important numbers such as home telephone number, emergency phone number, street address and the dates of birthdays and holidays.
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