Kindergarten Module 1: Numbers to 10
Curriculum in A Story of Unit
Module 1 of the Kindergarten curriculum in A Story of Units. In Topics A and B, classification activities allow students to analyze and observe their world and articulate their observations. Reasoning and dialogue begin immediately. In Topics C, D, E, and F, students order, count, and write up to ten objects to answer “how many?” questions from linear, to array, to circular, and finally to scattered configurations wherein they must devise a path through the objects as they count. In Topics G and H, students use their understanding of relationships between numbers and know that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one greater and that the number before is one less.
Kindergarten Mathematics Module 2
Grade K Module 2: Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Shapes
Module 2 explores two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. Students learn about flat and solid shapes independently as well as how they are related to each other and to shapes in their environment. Students begin to use position words when referring to and moving shapes. Students learn to use their words to distinguish between examples and non-examples of flat and solid shapes.
Kindergarten Mathematics Module 3
Grade K Module 3: Comparison of Length, Weight, Capacity, and Numbers to 10
After students observed, analyzed, and classified objects by shape into pre-determined categories in Module 2, they now compare and analyze length, weight, volume, and, finally, number in Module 3. The module supports students’ understanding of amounts and their developing number sense. The module culminates in a three-day exploration, one day devoted to each attribute: length, weight, and volume.
Kindergarten Mathematics Module 4
Grade K Module 4: Number Pairs, Addition and Subtraction to 10
Module 4 marks the next exciting step in math for kindergartners, addition and subtraction! They begin to harness their practiced counting abilities, knowledge of the value of numbers, and work with embedded numbers to reason about and solve addition and subtraction expressions and equations. In Topics A and B, decomposition and composition are taught simultaneously using the number bond model so that students begin to understand the relationship between parts and wholes before moving into formal work with addition and subtraction in the rest of the module.