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This page provides examples of Kindergarten Number Activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings and are designed to provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. All files for the Kindergarten Number Activities listed are in PDF format and can be accessed using Adobe Reader. 
KINDERGARTEN MATH ACTIVITIES: COUNTING AND CARDINALITY
Know number names and count sequence Possible Activities: 
K. CC.2 Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
Possible Activities: 
K.CC.3 Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 020 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
Possible Activities: 
Count to tell the number of objects
K.CC.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
a.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order,
pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number
name with one and only one object.
b. Understand that the last number
name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is
the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they
were counted.
c. Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
K.CC.5 Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20
things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many
as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 120,
count out that many objects.
Compare numbers
K.CC.6
Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than,
less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group
Possible Activities:
Who Has More?
Who Has Less?
Show One Less
Greater Than/Less Than
K.CC.7 Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
Greater Than
Less Than
KINDERGARTEN MATH ACTIVITIES: OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING
Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from
K.OA.1
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental
images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal
explanations, expressions, or equations.
Possible Activities: 
~ John Holt 
K.OA.2 Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g. by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
Possible Activities: 
K.OA.3 Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in
more than one way, e.g. by using objects or drawings, and record each
decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g. 5= 2 + 3 and 5 = 4+1)
Possible Activities: 
K.OA.4 For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10
when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and
record the answer with a drawing or equation.
Possible Activities:
Facts of Ten
Sums of Ten
Make 10
Making Apple Ten Packs
K.OA.5 Fluently add and subtract within five
Sums of Five
Five Squares
Facts of Five
Shake 5 and Spill
KINDERGARTEN MATH ACTIVITIES: NUMBERS AND OPERATIONS IN BASE TEN
Work with numbers 1119 to gain foundations for place value
K.NBT.1
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 (e.g. 18 = 10 +
8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two,
three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
Possible Activities: 
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