Mathematics Curriculum Framework
November 2000

## Learning Standards by Strand

### Patterns, Relations, and Algebra for Grades PreK-K

 Understand patterns, relations, and functions Represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols Use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships Analyze change in various contexts

#### Learning Standards

Students engage in problem solving, communicating, reasoning, connecting, and representing as they:
 K.P.1 Identify the attributes of objects as a foundation for sorting and classifying, e.g., a red truck, a red block, and a red ball share the attribute of being red; a square block, a square cracker, and a square book share the attribute of being square shaped. K.P.2 Sort and classify objects by color, shape, size, number, and other properties. K.P.3 Identify, reproduce, describe, extend, and create color, rhythmic, shape, number, and letter repeating patterns with simple attributes, e.g., ABABAB.... K.P.4 Count by fives and tens at least up to 50.

#### Exploratory Concepts and Skills

• Explore skip counting by twos.

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