# Term 1

Essential Questions:

• What is a pattern?
• How can I read patterns?
• How can I find out how many?
• How can I show how many?
• What are glyphs and graphs and how can I 'read' them?
• What does it mean to estimate?

Habits Of Mind:

*Work toward accuracy
*Gather data
*Thinking/working interdependently
*Solving problems
*Following directions
*Working with others
*Listening
*Managing materials

Content:

*Numeral recognition 1-10
*Each numeral represents a quantity
*Graphs are used to record, compare, and show information
*Identify geometric shapes
*A pattern repeats itself
*A pattern is a series
*There are different pattern sequences
*Patterns can be described in different ways (letters, colors, shapes, numerals...)
*Counting is used to tell how many
*Develop a counting strategy (One-to-one correspondence)
*Zero is an important number

Skills and Processes:

*Sort and classify by several attributes
*Identify, extend, and create patterns
*Label a pattern
*Create geometric shapes
*Count objects 1-10 and record thinking
*Count by 10's as a group
*Interpret glyphs and graphs
*Compare quantities

*Use a calender to develop awareness of days of the week, a concept of time passing, and the months of the year
*Count the days of the week

Resources:

Manipulatives
-pattern blocks
-geo blocks
-unifix cubes
-buttons
-junk boxes
Teacher resources:
Investigations
Math Their Way - Mary Baretta Lorton
Classroom Counting Book Library
Math Learning Center
Strengthening Your Kindergarten Math Program by Kathy Kobara
Glyphs! By Susan O'Connell
Great Glyphs Around the Year by Bamberger and Hughes

Multicultural Dimension:

*Literature from different cultures may be used in conjunction with math projects
*Counting books