In Math K (Kindergarten), instructional time should focus on two areas: (1) developing a sound sense of numbers by representing and comparing numbers, initially using sets of objects;(2) recognizing and describing shapes and using spatial relations. More learning time in Kindergarten should be devoted to number than to any other topic. Please note that while every standard/topic in the grade level has not been included in this overview, all standards should be included in instruction.
This course focuses on understanding plant and animal needs, as well as how organisms interact with the environment. Use and conservation of natural resources is explored. Other major course topics include weather and climate and forces and interactions.