In preschool, young children are exposed to and explore the power of mathematics to help shape their world and build relationships. Mathematics and numeracy are tools for thinking, problem solving, and communicating. Each child arrives at school with a different set of backgrounds and understandings. Specific activities designed to capitalize on a young childâ€™s natural curiosity provides opportunities to explore and use mathematics and numeracy in multiple settings and activities. These routines expose students to oral language and problem solving tasks in real-world contexts that foster deeper understanding of number and number concepts. The preschool curriculum affords children the opportunity to use language and mathematical thinking in a variety of settings and tasks. The standards addressed in preschool can be directly linked to the standards that will be addressed in kindergarten. Preschool classes help to lay the groundwork for further mathematical learning as they enter kindergarten.

## Grade Pre K Overview

In preschool, young children are exposed to and explore the power of mathematics to help shape their world and build relationships. Mathematics and numeracy are tools for thinking, problem solving, and communicating. Each child arrives at school with a different set of backgrounds and understandings. Specific activities designed to capitalize on a young childâ€™s natural curiosity provides opportunities to explore and use mathematics and numeracy in multiple settings and activities. These routines expose students to oral language and problem solving tasks in real-world contexts that foster deeper understanding of number and number concepts. The preschool curriculum affords children the opportunity to use language and mathematical thinking in a variety of settings and tasks. The standards addressed in preschool can be directly linked to the standards that will be addressed in kindergarten. Preschool classes help to lay the groundwork for further mathematical learning as they enter kindergarten.