Preschool Math

Department:  Lower School

PreK-3 Math

Hands-on experiences with manipulatives help PreK-3 children identify attributes, sort, match, and label groups for counting, graphing, and patterning. Numeracy concepts are presented and practiced during small group, whole group, and child-directed center time. Acting out favorite stories such as the Three Billy Goats Gruff makes math language fun and relevant. Using math concepts during block building is especially rewarding. Children compare size, height, and length as well as symmetry, angles, and geometric shapes. Using timers, money, and measuring tools of daily life help children recognize the many ways math is used in problem solving and critical thinking. ​

PreK-4 Math

Hands-on experiences with manipulatives help PreK-4 children identify attributes, sort, match, and label groups for counting, graphing, and patterning. Numeracy concepts and writing numerals are practiced during small group, whole group, and child-directed center time. Children apply math concepts to everyday life. Estimating quantities, adding and subtracting, measuring, using position words, and exploring symmetrical design are activities that engage children's minds as mathematical thinkers.