 Kennedy Elementary School
 Working on Math at Home

Working on Math at Home
Here are things you can work on with your child at home.
Counting:
 Have child count pennies, days on a calendar, beads, buttons, grocery items in a shopping cart, steps on a walk, etc. By the end of the year, they should be able to count to 100 by ones and tens.
 Here is a fun Youtube video to help kids count to 100.
Numbers:
 Have child practice writing numbers in shaving cream, in sand, rice, on paper, etc. They should be able to write numbers 020 by the end of the year.
 Play "war" with a deck of cards to have students compare 2 numbers (remove the face cards).
 Go on a "number hunt" to have child identify numbers. Discuss what that number represents.
Grouping/ Sorting:
 Have students group stuffed animals, buttons, or beads by color or other attributes. Have them count how many are in each group. Compare groups by size using greater than, less than, or equal to. Ask them how much would each group be if they added one more or took one away.
Shapes:
 Have students go on a "shape hunt" to find everyday objects that are different shapes (triangle, square, sphere, etc.). Have them describe those shapes by the number of sides, and if they are a solid or flat shape.
 Play "I Spy" games to have students find objects above, below, beside, in front of, behind, or next to, in relation to other objects.
 Have child build two dimensional shapes using Playdoh, craft sticks, pattern blocks, legos, etc. Challenge them to make a big shape out of a little shapes.
Year Long Math Goals
This is what students are assessed on and are expected to know by the end of the year.
Counting and Cardinality
 Count to 100 by ones and tens
 Count on from any number
 Write a number to show how many student counted
 Write numbers 0  20
 Can add one to any number
 Count to tell how many objects are in a group
 Compare groups of objects (which group is greater, less than, equal to)
 Compare 2 numbers
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
 Show addition and subtraction in different ways (draw a picture, write number sentence, etc.) within 10
 Add and subtract using objects and drawings  within 10
 Solve addition and subtraction word problems using objects and drawings  within 10
 Draw and write an equation for a number in more than one way
 Find all ways to make 10 with numbers 19 using objects and drawings
 Draw and write all the ways to make 10 with numbers 19
Number and Operations in Base Ten
 Identify a number by looking at the number of tens and ones (numbers 1119 only)
 Write an equation using the tens and ones in a number (numbers 1119 only)
 Use tens and ones to make a number (numbers 1119 only)
Measurement and Data
 Describe an object by it's length and weight
 Compare length and weight of 2 objects and tell the difference
 Count the number of objects in each group
 Sort objects into given groups
 Sort by number of objects in each group
Geometry
 Describe objects around environment, using names of shapes
 Describe if an object is above, below, or beside
 Describe if an object is in front of, behind, or next to
 Identify shapes and describe attributes (how many sides, etc.): square, circle, triangle, rectangle, hexagon, cube, cone, cylinder, sphere
 Tell if a shape is twodimensional (flat) or threedimensional (solid)
 Compare two and three dimensional shapes
 Build and draw twodimensional shapes
 Use shapes to make a larger shape