Kindergarten Mathematics Program
Your child will be using Pearson EnVision Math this year. The resources fully support the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks. Pearson has a website, www.pearsonsuccessnet.com, which can be accessed for additional information about these materials. Each student will receive a username and password and will have full access to their grade level math book and all program materials online. Teachers are able to assign homework and review sheets through this website. For technological assistance, you can reach the Pearson Tech Help Line at 1-800-234-5832 or contact them through the website above. EnVision Math is a math program that balances skill instruction with instruction that develops conceptual understanding through problem-based interactive and visual learning. This research-based program is aligned with Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks. The program’s philosophy has 3 key focal points:
- Conceptual Development- Interactive Learning + Visual Learning
- Ongoing Assessment, Diagnosis, and Intervention
- Differentiated Instruction
Topics are organized around math strands focusing on the Big Ideas and Essential Understandings of math. The Big Ideas are the conceptual underpinnings of the program and the glue that provides conceptual cohesion across lessons, topics, grades, and standards. Big Ideas connect Essential Understandings which occur within and across lessons. The Massachusetts Math Curriculum Frameworks are divided into content and practice standards. The content standards outline the math concepts students should know by the end of the year. The practice standards are the mathematical habits of mind that students will develop as they go through the grades.
Units of Study
The following is a list of topics which provide a quick synopsis of concepts to be explored this year. As you begin to see your student’s work as it arrives home, and as it is shared when you visit the classroom, you will have a better understanding of the depth and quality of the concepts your child will be learning.
Kid and Parent Friendly Content Standards for Mathematics
I Can Use Numbers to Help Me Understand Math
- I can count to 100 by ones and tens.
- I can count forward starting at a given number.
- I can write numbers from 0 to 20.
- I can write a number for a group of 0 to 20 objects.
- I can put numbers in order.
- I can name a group of objects by using a number.
- I can understand that the last object counted tells the number of objects in a group.
- I can understand that the number of objects in a group can be rearranged and the total number will be the same.
- I can understand that adding an object to a group will make the total number one bigger.
- I can count to tell how many.
- I can count out a number of objects between 1 and 20.
- I can tell if a group of objects in one group is greater than, less than or equal to a group of objects in another group.
- I can compare two written numbers between 1 and 10.
I Can Use Addition and Subtraction to Help Me Understand Math
- I can use objects, fingers and pictures to help me show addition.
- I can use objects, fingers and pictures to help me show subtraction.
- I can solve addition and subtraction word problems within 10.
- I can take apart numbers less than or equal to 10.
- I can find the number that is added to 1 through 9 to make 10. I can use objects or drawings to show my answer.
- I can add and subtract within 5.
I Can Use Number Sense and Place Value to Help Me Understand Math
- I can put together and take apart numbers from 11 to 19 by naming the tens and ones.
- I can use objects, drawings or equations to show tens and ones.
I Can Use Measurement and Data to Help Me Understand Math
- I can tell how an object can be measured. (length, weight)
- I can compare how two objects are similar or different. (more of, less of, taller, shorter)
- I can place objects into categories.
- I can count the number of objects in categories.
- I can sort the categories by the number of objects.
I Can Use Geometry to Help Me Understand Math
- I can find shapes around me.
- I can tell where shapes are. (above, below, beside, in front of, behind, next to)
- I can tell about shapes.
- I can compare shapes.
- I can name shapes.
- I can tell about and compare two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes.
- I can make shapes using materials like sticks and clay.
- I can use simple shapes to make larger shapes.