# Mathematics

for Pre-Kindergarten Students

Children’s brains grow very fast when they are young. At this age, children learn while playing & exploring.

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### To be ready for Kindergarten, Pre-K students should know how to:

#### Foundations for Mathematics

Say the number words correctly in order forward from 0 to 29

Say the number words correctly in order backward from 10

###### “Ten → nine → eight → seven…”

Name the next number for numbers up to 9

Name the number before for numbers up to 5

Read & write numbers from 0 to 10, with some backwards numbers allowed

Count objects & give the exact quantity of items when asked (for amounts up to 10)

Sort objects by one or more quality (for example: color, shape, size)

## Everyday Activities

## Tips for Talking to Teachers

A strong relationship between families and teachers is key to ensuring students have what they need to succeed. Parent involvement not only leads to higher grades and test scores, but also helps students develop self-confidence, motivation, and social skills. Knowing what questions to ask at school visits and parent-teacher conferences can help you feel confident when it comes to addressing your child’s’ academic needs.