Kindergarten Math
Standards
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MAT00 "I can ... statements" 

(CC)  (OA)  (NBT)  (MD)  (G)  
Counting Cardinality 
Operations Algebraic Thinking 
Number Operations Base Ten 
Measurement Data 
Geometry 

Prioritized Standards  
Kindergarten Math  First Grade Math  Second Grade Math 
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(OA) OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING 

MAT00.OA.05.b
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PRIORITIZED STANDARDS 

MAT00.CC
Narrative for the (CC) Counting and CardinalityCounting and Cardinality and Operations and Algebraic Thinking are about understanding and using numbers. Counting and Cardinality underlies Operations and Algebraic Thinking as well as Number and Operations in Base Ten. It begins with early counting and telling how many in one group of objects. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division grow from these early roots. Students usually know or can learn to say the counting words up to a given number before they can use these numbers to count objects or to tell the number of objects. In Kindergarten, students develop understanding of the relationship between numbers and quantities and connect counting to cardinality  to count a group of objects, they pair each word said with one object. Students also develop fluency with counting to 100 by ones and tens, count to answer "how many" questions, use counting strategies to compare groups of objects, and apply counting strategies when solving addition and subtraction problems. Calculation Method for DomainsDomains are larger groups of related standards. The Domain Grade is a calculation of all the related standards. Click on the standard name below each Domain to access the learning targets and rubrics/ proficiency scales for individual standards within the domain.  
MAT00.CC.01  
MAT00.CC.03  
MAT00.CC.05
Kindergarten (MAT) Targeted Standard
MAT00.CC.05 Count to answer how many questions.
a. Tell how many objects up to 20 are in an arranged pattern (e.g., a line or an array) or up to 10 objects in a scattered configuration.
b. Represent a number of objects up to 20 with a written numeral. c. Given a number from 120, count out that many objects.  
MAT00.CC.06MAT00.CC.06 Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group up to 10 objects, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.  
MAT00.G
Narrative for the (G) GeometryUnderstanding and describing shapes and space is one of the two critical areas of Kindergarten mathematics. Students develop geometric concepts and spatial reasoning from experience with two perspectives on space: the shapes of objects and the relative positions of objects. In the domain of shape, students learn to match twodimensional shapes even when the shapes have different orientations. They learn to name shapes such as circles, triangles, and squares, whose names occur in everyday language, and distinguish them from nonexamples of these categories, often based initially on visual models. Students also begin to name and describe threedimensional shapes with mathematical vocabulary, such as “sphere,” “cube,” “cylinder,” and “cone.” They identify faces of threedimensional shapes as twodimensional geometric figures and explicitly identify shapes as twodimensional (“flat” or lying in a plane) or threedimensional. A second important area for kindergartners is the composition of geometric figures. Students not only build shapes from components, but also compose shapes to build pictures and designs. Finally, in the domain of spatial reasoning, students discuss not only shape and orientation, but also the relative positions of objects, using terms such as “above,” “below,” “next to,” “behind,” “in front of,” and “beside.” They use these spatial reasoning competencies, along with their growing knowledge of threedimensional shapes and their ability to compose them, to model objects in their environment. Calculation Method for DomainsDomains are larger groups of related standards. The Domain Grade is a calculation of all the related standards. Click on the standard name below each Domain to access the learning targets and rubrics/ proficiency scales for individual standards within the domain.  
MAT00.G.02
Kindergarten (MAT) Targeted Standard
MAT00.G.02 Correctly name shapes and solids (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, cubes,and spheres) regardless of their orientations or overall size.  
MAT00.MD
Narrative for the (MD) Measurement and DataMeasurement is the process of assigning a number to a magnitude of some attribute shared by some class of objects, such as length, relative to a unit. Students often initially hold undifferentiated views of measurable attributes, saying that one object is “bigger” than another whether it is longer, or greater in area, or greater in volume, and so forth. For example, two students might both claim their block building is “the biggest.” Conversations about how they are comparing—one building may be taller (greater in length) and another may have a larger base (greater in area)—help students learn to discriminate and name these measureable attributes. As they discuss these situations and compare objects using different attributes, they learn to distinguish, label, and describe several measureable attributes of a single object As students work with data in Grades K–5, they build foundations for their study of statistics and probability in Grades 6 and beyond, and they strengthen and apply what they are learning in arithmetic. Kindergarten work with data uses counting and order relations. First and secondgraders solve addition and subtraction problems in a data context. Students in Kindergarten classify objects into categories, initially specified by the teacher and perhaps eventually elicited from students. For example, in a science context, the teacher might ask students in the class to sort pictures of various organisms into two piles: organisms with wings and those without wings. Students can then count the number of specimens in each pile. Students can use these category counts and their understanding of cardinality to say whether there are more specimens with wings or without wings. Calculation Method for DomainsDomains are larger groups of related standards. The Domain Grade is a calculation of all the related standards. Click on the standard name below each Domain to access the learning targets and rubrics/ proficiency scales for individual standards within the domain.  
MAT00.NBT
Narrative for the (NBT) Number and Operation in Base TenStudents’ work in the baseten system is intertwined with their work on counting and cardinality, and with the meanings and properties of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Work in the baseten system relies on these meanings and properties, but also contributes to deepening students’ understanding of them. In Kindergarten, teachers help children lay the foundation for understanding the baseten system by drawing special attention to 10. Children learn to view the whole numbers 11 through 19 as ten ones and some more ones. They decompose 10 into pairs such as 1 9, 2 8, 3 7 and find the number that makes 10 when added to a given number such as 3. Students use objects, math drawings, and equations to describe, explore, and explain how the “teen numbers,” the counting numbers from 11 through 19, are ten ones and some more ones. Calculation Method for DomainsDomains are larger groups of related standards. The Domain Grade is a calculation of all the related standards. Click on the standard name below each Domain to access the learning targets and rubrics/ proficiency scales for individual standards within the domain.  
MAT00.NBT.01
Kindergarten (MAT) Targeted Standard
MAT00.NBT.01 Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (such as 18 = 10 + 8).  
MAT00.OA
Narrative for the (OA) Operations and Algebraic ThinkingCounting and Cardinality and Operations and Algebraic Thinking are about understanding and using numbers. Counting and Cardinality underlies Operations and Algebraic Thinking as well as Number and Operations in Base Ten. It begins with early counting and telling how many in one group of objects. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division grow from these early roots. In Kindergarten, students develop meanings for addition and subtraction as they encounter problem situations, and they extend these meanings as they encounter increasingly difficult problem situations in Grade 1. They represent these problems in increasingly sophisticated ways. And they learn and use increasingly sophisticated computation methods to find answers. Students learn and use mathematical and nonmathematical language, especially when they make up problems and explain their representation and solution. Students in Kindergarten work with the following types of addition and subtraction situations: Add To with Result Unknown; Take From with Result Unknown; and Put Together/Take Apart with Total Unknown and Both Addends Unknown. Calculation Method for DomainsDomains are larger groups of related standards. The Domain Grade is a calculation of all the related standards. Click on the standard name below each Domain to access the learning targets and rubrics/ proficiency scales for individual standards within the domain.  
MAT00.OA.02
Kindergarten (MAT) Targeted Standard
MAT00.OA.02 Use an appropriate strategy to solve word problems that involve adding and subtracting within 10.  
MAT00.OA.05  