Kindergarten Math at Home

Welcome! We’ll update this page every weekday with a new math activity. Many of the activities will be fun and worthwhile for students of all ages so that you can do them as a family. The following day, we’ll share examples of how other people did the activity so you can check your work and stretch your thinking.

The resources on this page focus on the major work for kindergarten:

  • counting to 100 by 1 and 10, and reading and writing numbers to 20

  • solving problems that involve adding and subtracting within 10

  • understanding that teen numbers always have a group of 10 and some more ones

We’ll do a lot of work with shapes and patterns, too!

Activity of the Day

Check the archive to see past activities with sample solutions.

Math in Our World: How Many Marbles?

Hayden and Charlotte love to build tracks for their marbles. We wondered how many marbles we had in our home, so we decided to count all the marbles we could find.

Looking down on a jar with a bunch of marbles in it. A slip of paper next to the jar has the number 64 written on it. Nearby, a line of marbles stretches down the space between two floorboards. The line looks like it has 4 sets of 3 marbles plus 2 more. The marbles have green and red and blue colors. Some colors are swirled and some are solid.
  1. What do you notice? What do you wonder?

  1. Show or tell what is happening using pictures, numbers, or words.

  2. What math questions can you ask about the picture? Answer all the questions you can!

How could you get started?

  1. Draw a number line starting at 64 and count on.

  2. Draw a ten-frame to organize and count the number of marbles outside the jar.

Challenge

  1. Show your work to someone else, and explain your thinking. Did they understand?

  2. Ask whether they have any other questions you can answer!

Follow-Up

We have a lot of marbles at our house so we made a counting collection. Can you make your own counting collection? You could use rocks, toys, or even food!

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We'd love to see your thinking! Share your work with Math at Home.

Watch: Kindergarten Activity of the Day

Grade0AoD_Week11Day5_MiOW.mp4

Additional Resources

Use the resources below for paper-and-pencil practice and to play math games at home. All resources are free to the public.

Want more Activities of the Day? Check out the archive for past activities, including sample responses.

Collections of practice pages organized by math skill. In English and Spanish with answer keys.

Digital math games to play independently or together online.

Math games for families to play together at home with materials and tools easily made, downloaded, or found online.

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