Pre-Kindergarten Fosters Their Love for Mathematics

Pre-Kindergarten students are laying a sturdy foundation for future mathematical success through interactive activities, playful exploration, and guided instruction.

In the classrooms, math exercises are seamlessly integrated into daily routines, offering engaging opportunities for Pre-Kindergarten students to solidify their grasp of numerical concepts. From rolling dice and matching the corresponding dots to written numerals to aligning domino dots with their numerical counterparts, these interactive games captivate students' imaginations while reinforcing essential numerical skills.
Our youngest Trailblazers continue to build upon concepts introduced through their calendar activities, such as patterning and sorting, and are now delving into numeral identification and writing. These playful activities are a stepping-stone towards instant numeral recognition—an essential milestone for building a solid foundation to improve their math skills. Understanding the significance of numerals and their value, alongside the ability to recognize and write them, forms the cornerstone of mathematical proficiency for these budding learners.
The ability to recognize a small value instantly, subitization, is essential to building strong number sense. This capacity is why we recognize the quantity of five on a domino, for example, without counting individual dots. Parents or family members may practice this anytime with their child(ren), turning this crucial facet of numeracy into a game. We encourage you to find the opportunity to practice any and all of these early mathematical activities and abilities. As parents, we often read to our children nightly. Engaging in math and exhibiting joy in problem-solving should also be a goal of ours as we model how to embrace this important subject with interest and enthusiasm.
In their classroom and within each lesson, these nascent mathematicians take strides toward mastering the language of numbers, paving the way for a future filled with mathematical confidence and proficiency. They all deserve our support and unflinching optimism that their early efforts will make them into strong students who appreciate the wonder and utility of mathematics.
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Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.