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While Alaska has not officially adopted common core, a high majority of their standards are almost exactly like the common core standards.  Our district is currently going through a change when it comes to our math program at the Kindergarten level.

To help our Kindergarten teachers (and other Kindergarten teachers throughout the country) find activities, songs, games, and lesson plans that are aligned to the common core standards; I compiled a list of resources that can be found online and the standard that they cover.

Alaska Mathematics Standards Curriculum Alignment Online Resources – Grade K


Counting and Cardinality

Know number names and the count sequence.

 K.CC.1. Count to 100 by ones and by tens.


K.CC.2. Count Forward beginning from a given number within a known sequence


K.CC.3. Write numbers from 0-20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects)


Count to tell the number of objects

K.CC.4. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality


  1. When counting objects, say the number names in standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.


  1. 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.


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 1-20, 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, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies



K.CC.7. Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 as written numerals.




Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taken apart and taken 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.




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.






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.



K.OA.5 Fluently add and Subtract numbers up to 5





Numbers and Operations in Base Ten

Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value.

K.NBT.1 Work with Number 11-19 to gain foundations for face value.






Measurement and Data

Describe and compare measureable attributes.

K.MD.1. Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.






K.MD.2. Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/ “less of” the attribute, and describe the difference.




Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category

K.MD.3. Classify objects into given categories; count the number of objects in each category and sort the categories by count (limit category counts to be less than or equal to 10).




Work with time and money

K.MD.4. Name in Sequence the days of the week



K.MD.6. Identify coins by name








Identify and describe shapes

K.G.1. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes and describe their relative positions (e.g., above, below, beside, in front of, behind, next to).



K.G.2. Name shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres) regardless of their orientation or overall size.







K.G.3. Identify shapes as two-dimensional (flat) or three-dimensional (solid).








Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.

K.G.4 Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices), and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal lengths).





Additional Math Resources

Calendar Math Ideas / Resources




Multiple Standards Covered


  • – Worksheet Generators for FREE. Covers almost all standards. These can be printed and put in plastic protectors using dry erase markers for continued use.



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