Kindergarten math

Find here many important kindergarten math concepts taught in kindergarten. Teachers, parents, and math tutors can also use them as a guideline to illustrate a math lesson or to teach important skills.

Above
Looking at the figure on the right, we see that the bowl is above the table.

Above the table



Below
Looking at the figure on the right, we see that the the bowl is below the table

Below the table



Add
When we add 3 stars to 2 stars, it is equal to five stars.

Illustration of adding three and two



Circle
A circle is a round plane figure. To illustrate the concept, show kids coins, bicycle wheels, pizzas, or pies.

Illustration of a circle



Numeral
Students learn some ways to write down quantity. A numeral is a symbol or name used to represent a number.

Numeral



Triangle
A triangle is a closed plane figure with 3 sides.

Illustration of a triangle



Addend
There are three addends in this addition problem. For example, 4 is an addend.

Addends



Cylinders
To illustrate the concept, show kids candle, drink can, pipe, or
1.5-volt Alkaline batteries.


Examples of cylinder



Sum
The sum of 3, 4, and 1 is 8.

Sum



Digit
6 is a digit. 0 is a digit.

Digit



Expression.
Kids only need to know about numerical expression. A numerical expression is a mathematical sentence that have numbers and operations.

Example of expression in math



Line
A line has two arrows. A line has no end on the right and on the left. This is shown with arrows.

Line



Longer
or Shorter
The Ipad 2 is longer than the ipad mini.

The Ipad mini is shorter than the ipad 2

Longer and shorter



Sequence
The next few numbers in this sequence are 6, 7, 8, and 9.

Sequence


Subtract
For example, we can subtract 1 from 4 to get 3.
4 - 1 = 3

4 soccer balls - 1 soccer ball = 3 soccer balls


Taller:
Looking at the figure on the right, the man on the right is taller than the man on the left.

Taller

More important kindergarten math concepts to teach to students



Place value
For 26, the place value of 2 is 20.

Place value



Equation
An equation has an equal sign.

Equation


Decompose a number.
For example, we can decompose 36 into 30 + 4

Decompose a number



Difference 
For example,
the difference of 8 and 3 is 5.

Difference between 8 and 3 is 5



Less than:
Looking at the figure on the right, we see that there are less soccer balls than tennis balls.

2 soccer balls is less than 4 tennis balls



Heavier and lighter
The ball on the left is heavier than the ball on the right. 
The ball on the right is lighter than the ball on the left.

Heavier and lighter



Greater than
There are more tennis balls than soccer balls

4 tennis balls is more than 2 soccer balls



Spheres
To illustrate the concept, show kids a soccer ball, marbles, or the Moon.

Examples of sphere



Classify

Classify



Examples of cone.
To illustrate the concept, show kids ice cream cones, or traffic cones.

Examples of cones


Sorting shapes
Put things that are the same in the same basket.

Sorting shapes


Length
The length of the ball is 2 units.

Length


Quantity
Count the number of pencils one-by-one to get the quantity.

Quantity


Equal to
The number of pencils is equal to the number of soccer balls.

Equal to

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