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Kindergarten Math Connections


Links below are provided for instructional use with well-crafted, ready-to-teach Explicit Direct Instruction lessons, developed by DataWorks, that focus on grade level specific Common Core State Standards. (Click here for Guide on Implementing Standards for Mathematical Practice) These lessons are designed to engage all learners through whole-class instruction as teachers introduce new concepts and skills while modeling the kind of thinking Core Standards and assessments require. In keeping with Explicit Direct Instruction teaching strategies, these lessons provide clear learning objectives, emphasize teaching first, checking for understanding throughout lesson components, and guided practice that includes differentiation with optional scaffolding for all students in order to gain confidence and skill development.

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Math Lessons Aligned to Common Core State Standards

Counting and Cardinality

K.CC.1 Count to 100 by tens (view student pages here)

K.CC.3 Write numbers from 0 to 20 (view student pages here) (lined paper template here) (click here for number template)

K.CC.4 Count objects (view student pages here)

K.CC.6 Compare the number of objects in a group (view student pages here)

K.CC.7 Compare numbers (view student pages here) (click here for number cards)

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

K.OA.1 Represent addition (view student pages here)

K.OA.5 Memorize addition facts (view student pages here) (click here for addition flash cards)

K.OA.5 Memorize subtraction facts (view student pages here) (click here for subtraction flash cards)

Measurement and Data

K.MD.2 Compare the length of objects (view student pages here)

K.MD.2 Compare the weight of objects (view student pages here)


K.G.1 Describe the position of objects (view student pages here)

K.G.2 Name shapes (view student pages here) (click here for shape flash cards)

A separate resource for teachers, Common Core Learning Objectives, identifies Core Standards converted into explicit, teachable Learning Objectives, is provided by clicking here to access the Kindergarten Math Common Core Learning Objectives and Essential Tools. This guide includes Core Standards vocabulary lists defining key words students need to know to be successful.

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