Preschool Standards & Assessments

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Math

Number Sense, Properties and Operations

1 - Quantities can be represented and counted

a - Count and represent objects including coins to 10 (PFL)

Mathematics

20 - Uses number concepts and operations

a - Counts

6 - Verbally counts to 20; counts 10-20 objects accurately; knows the last number states how many in all; tells what number (1-10) comes next in order by counting

Mathematics

20 - Uses number concepts and operations

b - Quantifies

8 - Uses a variety of strategies (counting objects or fingers, counting on, or counting back) to solve problems with more than 10 objects

Mathematics and Science

BB - Counting

3 - Child counts or responds to a request for 5 to 10 objects.

Mathematics

2 - Numbers and Operations

Children show interest and curiosity in counting and grouping objects and numbers.

b - Begin to use numbers and counting as a means for solving problems, predicting and measuring quantity. Use one-to-one correspondence in counting objects and matching groups of objects.

Mathematics Knowledge & Skills

Number Concepts & Quantities: The understanding that numbers represent quantities and have ordinal properties (number words represent a rank order, particular size, or position in a list).

Uses one-to-one counting and subitizing (identifying the number of objects without counting) to determine quantity.

Math

Number Sense, Properties and Operations

1 - Quantities can be represented and counted

b - Match a quantity with a numeral

Mathematics

20 - Uses number concepts and operations

c - Connects numerals with their quantities

6 - Identifies numerals to 10 by name and connects each to counted objects

Mathematics and Science

BB - Counting

2 - Child counts objects, naming one number for each object.

Mathematics

2 - Numbers and Operations

Children show interest and curiosity in counting and grouping objects and numbers.

c - Begin to associate a number of objects with names and symbols for numbers.

Mathematics Knowledge & Skills

Number Concepts & Quantities: The understanding that numbers represent quantities and have ordinal properties (number words represent a rank order, particular size, or position in a list).

Associates quantities and the names of numbers with written numerals.

Math

Shape, Dimension and Geometric Relationships

1 - Shapes can be observed in the world and described in relation to one another

a - Match, sort, group and name basic shapes found in the natural environment

Mathematics

21 - Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

b - Understands shapes

6 - Describes basic two- and three dimensional shapes by using own words; recognizes basic shapes when they are presented in a new orientation

Mathematics and Science

Y - Sorting objects

2 - Child sorts a collection into smaller groups of similar objects.

Mathematics

3 - Geometry and Spatial Sense

Children show an interest in recognizing and creating shapes and an awareness of position in space.

a - Describe and name common shapes found in the natural environment.

Mathematics

3 - Geometry and Spatial Sense

Children show an interest in recognizing and creating shapes and an awareness of position in space.

c - Group objects according to their shape and size.

Mathematics Knowledge & Skills

Geometry & Spatial Sense: The understanding of shapes, their properties, and how objects are related to one another.

Recognizes and names common shapes, their parts, and attributes.

Math

Shape, Dimension and Geometric Relationships

1 - Shapes can be observed in the world and described in relation to one another

b - Sort similar groups of objects into simple categories based on attributes

Cognitive

13 - Uses classification skills

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6 - Groups objects by one characteristic; then regroups them using a different characteristic and indicates the reason

Mathematics and Science

Y - Sorting objects

3 - In sorting, child groups objects that are the same in some way but different in others.

No Match

Mathematics Knowledge & Skills

Patterns: The recognition of patterns, sequencing, and critical thinking skills necessary to predict and classify objects in a pattern.

Sorts, classifies, and serializes (puts in a pattern) objects using attributes, such as color, shape, or size.

Math

Shape, Dimension and Geometric Relationships

1 - Shapes can be observed in the world and described in relation to one another

c - Sort similar groups of objects into simple categories based on attributes

Mathematics

22 - Compares and measures

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4 - Compares and orders a small set of objects as appropriate according to size, length, weight, area, or volume; knows usual sequence of basic daily events and a few ordinal numbers

Language and Literacy

R - Using vocabulary

4 - Child uses two or more words to describe something.

No Match

Language Development

Expressive Language: The ability to use language.

Uses increasingly complex and varied vocabulary.

Math

Shape, Dimension and Geometric Relationships

1 - Shapes can be observed in the world and described in relation to one another

d - Follow directions to arrange, order, or position objects

Mathematics

21 - Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

a - Understands spatial relationships

6 - Uses and responds appropriately to positional words indicating location, direction, and distance

Mathematics and Science

CC - Identifying position and direction

1 - Child moves or places an object as requested.

Mathematics

3 - Geometry and Spatial Sense

Children show an interest in recognizing and creating shapes and an awareness of position in space.

b - Use language to understand the arrangement, order and position of objects that are on top of, next to, on the bottom, underneath, beside and in front of other objects.

Mathematics Knowledge & Skills

Geometry & Spatial Sense: The understanding of shapes, their properties, and how objects are related to one another.

Understands directionality, order, and position of objects, such as up, down, in front, behind.

Math

Shape, Dimension and Geometric Relationships

2 - Measurement is used to compare objects

a - Describe the order of common events

Mathematics

22 - Compares and measures

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4 - Compares and orders a small set of objects as appropriate according to size, length, weight, area, or volume; knows usual sequence of basic daily events and a few ordinal numbers

No Match

Mathematics

4 - Patterns and Measurement

Children show an interest in recognizing and creating patterns, comparing and measuring time and quantity.

b - Begin to understand that some events take place in the past, present or future.

Mathematics Knowledge & Skills

Patterns: The recognition of patterns, sequencing, and critical thinking skills necessary to predict and classify objects in a pattern.

Sorts, classifies, and serializes (puts in a pattern) objects using attributes, such as color, shape, or size.

Math

Shape, Dimension and Geometric Relationships

2 - Measurement is used to compare objects

b - Group objects according to their size using standard and non-standard forms (height, weight, length, or color brightness) of measurement

Mathematics

22 - Compares and measures

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6 - Uses multiples of the same unit to measure; uses numbers to compare; knows the purpose of standard measuring tools

Mathematics and Science

Z - Identifying patterns

3 - Child arranges three or more objects in a graduated series.

Mathematics

4 - Patterns and Measurement

Children show an interest in recognizing and creating patterns, comparing and measuring time and quantity.

c - Begin to order, compare or describe objects according to size, length, height and weight using standard or non-standard forms of measurement.

Mathematics Knowledge & Skills

Measurement & Comparison: The understanding of attributes and relative properties of objects as related to size, capacity, and area.

Uses nonstandard and standard techniques and tools to measure and compare.

Math

Shape, Dimension and Geometric Relationships

2 - Measurement is used to compare objects

c - Sort coins by physical attributes such as color or size (PFL)

Cognitive

13 - Uses classification skills

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6 - Groups objects by one characteristic; then regroups them using a different characteristic and indicates the reason

Mathematics and Science

Y - Sorting objects

2 - Child sorts a collection into smaller groups of similar objects.

Mathematics

1 - Play

Children engage in play to develop their mathematical thinking and problem solving.

a - Begin to make groups and match objects.

Mathematics Knowledge & Skills

Patterns: The recognition of patterns, sequencing, and critical thinking skills necessary to predict and classify objects in a pattern.

Sorts, classifies, and serializes (puts in a pattern) objects using attributes, such as color, shape, or size.