# what type of math do I focus on in Pre-K?

Apr 28, 2015 5:10am

• Math
• Pre K
• Common Core

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• Jun 27, 2015 5:37pm

Hi Lindsay! I think in Pre-K and K you can do much important math work around 10 frames and dot images in building foundations in number and operations. Lauren's suggestion below about counting is also dead on...counting routines are invaluable!

I did a couple blogs about my work with K-2 teachers that center around these ideas! https://mathmindsblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/isnt-math-really-just-how-you-look-at-it/ and https://mathmindsblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/kindergarten-dot-image-number-talk/

Good Luck!

• Apr 29, 2015 8:02am

Counting, (things like "number of days of school"), patterns, number recognition and understanding (both being able to recognize the number 5 and also what 5 objects look like).

• May 1, 2015 2:56pm

Agreed! Coming into kindergarten it is so helpful to have students already able to count, recognize numbers, and be able to sort objects into groups based on a number. Shapes, patterns, and sorting/classifying objects by type is also helpful.

• Jun 20, 2015 2:18pm

https://www.pinterest.com/3jcircus/preschool-math-science/
This has math and science, several fun math activities. Counting, identifying more or less, simple addition with objects, introduce tally marks, counting by tens, and recognizing numbers. I do not love math, but preschool math is fun!