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.

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

Above the table

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

Below the table

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

Illustration of adding three and two

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

Illustration of a circle

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


A triangle is a closed plane figure with 3 sides.

Illustration of a triangle

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


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

Examples of cylinder

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


6 is a digit. 0 is a digit.


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

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


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

The Ipad mini is shorter than the ipad 2

Longer and shorter

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


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

4 soccer balls - 1 soccer ball = 3 soccer balls

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


More important kindergarten math concepts to teach to students

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

Place value

An equation has an equal sign.


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

Decompose a number

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

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

Examples of sphere



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

The length of the ball is 2 units.


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


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

Equal to

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