In Pre-Kindergarten, instructional time should focus on two critical areas: (1) developing an understanding of whole numbers using concrete materials, including concepts of correspondence, counting, cardinality, and comparison; (2) describing shapes in their environment. More learning time in Pre-Kindergarten should be devoted to developing the concept of number than to other topics.
Grade PK Overview Counting and Cardinality • Know number names and the count sequence. • Count to tell the number of objects. • Compare numbers. Operations and Algebraic Thinking • Understand addition as adding to, and understand subtraction as taking from. • Understand simple patterns. Measurement and Data • Describe and compare measurable attributes. • Sort objects and count the number of objects in each categories. Geometry • Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles). • Analyze, compare, and sort objects.