According to the Missouri Learning Standards, Kindergarten Mathematics instructional time should focus on five critical areas.


Number Sense

Video:  Counting with small numbers (0:55 mins) 

Video:  Counting in order (1:57 mins)

Video:  Counting in pictures (1:12 mins)

Video:  Esther counts to 100 (2:12 mins)

Video:  Number grid (4:47 mins)

Video:  Ben Eater eats the numbers (3:51 mins)

Video:  Counting by tens examples (2:35 mins)

Video:  Missing numbers between 0 and 120 (1:53  mins)

Video:  Comparing numbers of objects (2:02 mins)

Video:  Comparison word problems (3:22 mins)


  • I can count to 100 by ones and tens.

  • I can count forward beginning from a given number between 1 and 20.

  • I can count backward from a given number between 10 and 1

  • I can read and write numerals and represent a number of objects from 0 to 20.

  • I can say the number names when counting objects, in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number

    name with one and only object.

  • I can demonstrate that the last number name refers to a quantity that is one larger than the previous number.

  • I can recognize, without counting, the quantity of groups up to 5 objects arranged in common patterns.

  • I can demonstrate that a number can be used to represent “how many” are in a set.

  • I can compare two or more sets of objects and identify which set is equal to, more than or less than the other.

  • I can compare two numerals, between 1 and 10, and determine which is more than or less than the other.

Number Sense and Operations in Base Ten

  • I can compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into sets of tens with additional ones.


Relationships and Algebraic Thinking

Video:  Introduction to addition (3:10 mins)

Video:  Pieces of fruit (2:16 mins)

Video:  Introduction to subtraction (3:37 mins)

Video:  Subtraction word problems within 10 (1:02 mins)

Video:  Adding to 10 (1:59 mins)

Video:  Addition word problems within 10 (1:41 mins)

Video:  Making 5 (4:05 mins)

Video:  Teens as sums with 10 (2:59 mins)


  • I can represent addition and subtraction within 10.

  • I can demonstrate fluency for addition and subtraction within 5.

  • I can decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 in more than one way.

  • I can make 10 for any number from 1 to 9.


Geometry and Measurement

Video:  Cousin Fal’s shape collection (4:18 mins)

Video:  Recognizing shapes (6:08 mins)

Video:  Compose shapes (2:03 mins)


  • I can describe several measurable attributes of objects.

  • I can compare the measurable attributes of two objects.

  • I can demonstrate an understanding of concepts of time and devices that measure time.

  • I can name the days of the week.

  • I can identify pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.

  • I can identify shapes, and describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, recognizing the name stays the same regardless of orientation.

  • I can draw or model simple two-dimensional shapes.

  • I can compose simple shapes to form larger shapes using manipulatives.


Data and Statistics

Video: Count by category (:43 mins)

  • I can classify objects into given categories; count the number of objects in each category.

  • I can compare category counts using appropriate language.


* Source: (Grade Level Expectations (GLEs))