 • K
Kindergarten Standards
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• Patterns and Relations
• K.PR.1
Demonstrate an understanding of repeating patterns (two or three elements) by:
identifying patterns using manipulatives, sounds and actions.
reproducing patterns using manipulatives, sounds and actions.
extending patterns using manipulatives, sounds and actions.
creating patterns using manipulatives, sounds and actions.
Distinguish between repeating patterns and non-repeating sequences in a given set by identifying the part that repeats.
Copy a given repeating pattern, e.g., actions, sound, colour, size, shape, orientation, and describe the pattern.
Extend a variety of given repeating patterns by two more repetitions.
Create a repeating pattern, using manipulatives, musical instruments or actions, and describe the pattern.
Identify and describe a repeating pattern in the classroom, school and outdoors; e.g., in a familiar song, in a nursery rhyme.
• K.PR.2
Sort a set of objects based on a single attribute, and explain the sorting rule.
Identify a common attribute in a given set of objects.
Sort a given set of objects, using a single attribute, e.g., colour, and explain the sorting rule.
• Number
• Shape and Space
• K.SS.1
Use direct comparison to compare two objects based on a single attribute, such as length (height), mass (weight) and volume (capacity).
Compare the length (height) of two given objects; and explain the comparison, using the words shorter, longer (taller) or almost the same.
Compare the mass (weight) of two given objects; and explain the comparison, using the words lighter, heavier or almost the same.
Compare the volume (capacity) of two given objects; and explain the comparison, using the words less, more, bigger, smaller or almost the same.
• K.SS.2
Sort 3-D objects, using a single attribute.
Identify a common attribute in a given set of 3-D objects.
Sort a given set of familiar 3-D objects, using a single attribute such as size or shape, and explain the sorting rule.
Determine the difference between two given pre-sorted sets by explaining a sorting rule used to sort them.
• K.SS.3
Build and describe 3-D objects.
Create a representation of a given 3-D object, using materials such as modelling clay and building blocks, and compare the representation to the original 3-D object.
Describe a given 3-D object, using words such as big, little, round, like a box and like a can.