Basic Math Skills:
- Use manipulatives to teach counting, adding, subtracting, etc. (this is ongoing)
- Learn to count to 10, then 100 (practice until done)
- Recognize shapes - squares, etc.
- Work on and sort by size (bigger, smaller, tallest, etc.), color, shape
- Count by 10's (practice until done)
- Start simple adding - use manipulatives until child can write
- Work on amounts - 1/2, 1/3, 1/4
- Continue drilling counting by 2s, 3s, etc. Preferred order: 10s, 5s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s
- Start simple subtracting - ditto (by now your child should be able to write so you can use both)
- Take some time to teach measurements, weights, volumes, reading thermometer, counting money, and time while continuing above
- Once simple adding and subtracting has been mastered, work on carrying and borrowing.
- At the same time, introduce simple multiplication (if your child has learned to count by 2's etc. this will be easy.
- Then add simple division.
- Now your child should be ready for harder adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division, so it's time to get a textbook.
- After this has all been accomplished, your child will be able to go into Saxon, Math-U-See or other curriculum, grade 6 or 7. You can skip all the rest!
Read over: Math Manipulatives, PreSchool and Kindergarten Guidelines and Math on the Internet (particularly the Worksheets)