# Pre-K Math Curriculum

**Thank you so much for joining me today for a post all about PRE-K MATH! Before I start in explaining the program… I’d love to share what fellow Pre-K teachers are saying about the program!**

*“Words cannot express how AMAZING this resource is! Tara has thought of and INCLUDED EVERYTHING to make learning math fun and ENGAGING for our little learners from easy to read lesson plans, HANDS-ON DIFFERENTIATED small group plans, PLAY-BASED learning center ideas (using manipulatives many of us already have in our classrooms!), MUSIC and MOVEMENT, and adorable MASCOTS for each unit that the kids will absolutely love! There are so many things included that the only trouble will be figuring out how to fit it ALL in! It is a MUST HAVE resource for Pre-K and any Kindergarten or Sped teachers that like hands-on, minds-on learning! -Nicki”*

*“What I love about this new PreK Math Curriculum is that Tara really thought about each and every piece of this including research and collaboration with preschool teachers to determine what would be best. At the end of the day, I appreciate that it is DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE, and PLAY BASED. I can also say, that the small group differentiation is a HUGE time saver for planning. Don’t make the mistake of NOT purchasing this curriculum…it’s bound to be a game changer for you!” -Brent*

**You can LISTEN + WATCH more about the Pre-K math program in the detailed video below!**

**What is Pre-K Math? **

Pre-K Math units are teacher-created, kid-tested, and most importantly kid-approved! Pre-K Math takes away that monotonous way of teaching math where students sit and listen to the teacher TEACH math. Instead, Pre-K Math encourages guidance from the teacher while the students TEACH and LEARN math through hands-on and engaging math activities with their partners.

Pre-K Math units are made up of 10 instructional days each, but can be adjusted to fit your classroom needs. The units include assessment pieces as a way to ensure student growth over the unit.These are just a few highlights you’ll see using the Pre-K Math Units; kids talking about math, kids using manipulatives, activities that are fun + engaging, learning that requires critical thinking!

Pre-K Math curriculum is a 35 week math curriculum that includes lesson plans that break down a 60 minute block math time into these sections {movement, rhythm, whole-group lesson, small-group lesson and apply & practice}. The units will also include any and all cards needed to make the lessons successful! You will just need to provide the manipulatives like teddy bears or cubes!

Pre-K Math is a simple print and teach math curriculum. No more tracking down ideas, worksheets, cards, etc! I have it covered!

Pre-K Math units are teacher-created, kid-tested, and most importantly kid-approved! Pre-K Math takes away that monotonous way of teaching math where students sit and listen to the teacher TEACH math. Instead, Pre-K Math encourages guidance from the teacher while the students TEACH and LEARN math through hands-on and engaging math activities with their partners.

Pre-K Math units are made up of 10 instructional days each, but can be adjusted to fit your classroom needs. The units include assessment pieces as a way to ensure student growth over the unit.

These are just a few highlights you’ll see using the Pre-K Math Units:

Below is a quick overview of how each unit will be set up. You will notice that you might see more than you can squeeze into one day. That is okay and what is best about Pre-K Math. Pre-K Math is made with the teacher in mind, so pick and choose from the material based on students’ need.

**A closer look at the unit: **Within each unit of Pre-K Math you will receive 10 teaching lessons, or ten days of instruction. Each lesson will come with a daily practice sheet as well. Along with the lessons and practice sheets, the unit will also include any and all student cards/hands-on materials needed for the students to be successful. The lesson will also have a paired interactive notebook sheet and aligned center mat. The teacher will only need to provide the manipulatives, such as cubes or counters.

The units will also come with math talk images. These can be printed or displayed on an interactive whiteboard. Along with the necessary material for each week, Pre-K Math also comes with an assessment for each unit.

**What is included in Pre-K Math?**

– Teacher “simple read” lesson plans

– Each lesson I have planned out the instruction, song, differentiation and materials

– Assessment and assessment tracker

– Vocabulary cards

– Think and talk images

– Interactive notebook pages

– Aligned center mats

– Dramatic play task cards

– Manipulative mats

– Daily printables

– Custom written INCLUDED books

**Tell me more about the Pre-K Math Curriculum!**

**Lesson Plans:** 10 sheets of lesson plans are included for each unit. You will also have access to editable lesson plans if you would like to edit.

**Assessment and assessment tracker:** A five question assessment is included. There is also a matching assessment tracker. The tracker can be used for informal or formal assessing.

**Vocabulary cards:** Each Pre-K Math unit includes a vocabulary focus. Vocabulary cards are included within the unit.

**Think and talk images:** Pre-K Math includes Think and Talk math images. These are built into the lessons.

**Interactive notebook pages:** Interactive notebooks pages are included for every math lesson.

**Aligned center mats:** LOW prep aligned center mats are included for every math lesson.

**Dramatic play task cards:** Dramatic task cards are included along with “I can” statements to promote hands-on learning throughout the math unit.

**Manipulative mats:** A variety of hands-on manipulative mats are included for each unit. The mats are open-ended and can utilize various manipulatives you already have access to.

**Daily printables:** Each lesson has an included practice sheet.

**Custom INCLUDED books:** Each unit has a custom included book. The book has a daily opportunity for students to apply the skill in a hands-on way and includes daily critical thinking starters.

**How do the Pre-K Math lessons breakdown?**

**Movement:** The students will be UP as the move and learn mathematical skills

**Rhythm:** Each week the students will be introduced to a new song

**Whole-Group Lesson: **This part of the math lesson will occur with the students down at the carpet. The whole-group lesson includes 2-3 routines led by the teacher.

**Small-Group Lesson:** This part of the math lesson will occur with the students grouped into levels. The teacher will follow the included differentiated lesson plans to meet each student at their level.

**Apply and Practice:** These are the activities the students will be working on independently or in small groups as their fellow classmates meet with the teacher.

The Pre-K Math curriculum included labels and spines for each unit! I prefer to organize my unit in a Sterilite container! The entire unit fits nicely right in the container!

Now is the **BEST** time to snag Pre-K math as it’s DISCOUNTED AT $100 OFF!

**HUGE SAVINGS FOR THE GROWING BUNDLE! **

15 units @ $12 each = $180

However, the bundle is on sale for $80 for ALL OF THE UNITS!

Looks amazing!!

Thank you so much! This is great!

Thank you! 🙂

Hi, I love this resource! I am so excited to purchase and use this with my class. I have a question about what kind of paper you print the units on? I noticed it seems thicker but doesn’t look laminated? Also, do you have a link for the mascots?

Thank you!

Hi there! I printed on cardstock 😀 Here’s a link to the mascots! https://www.amazon.com/shop/littlemindsatwork?listId=1LP1X2SQIOJEO

The pre K math bundle shows discounted to $50 on Little Minds at Work but when you click to get the fabulous deal it shows upon Teachers Pay Teachers for $80?

Hi there! This post was written in August 2018.

Thanks!

Tara

I am a curriculum coordinator. We are looking for new math programs for our building. Many do not have pre K. This has prompted me to look at your program. What standards is this built around? Do you have a sample you can allow me to download or you can send to me?

Hi there! I can send a sample unit if you’d like to message me at li******************@gm***.com

Thanks!

Tara

I absolutely love this math curriculum! It is so hands on and I feel like my kids really pick up on it fast! I do have a question though, my district is looking for a new math assessment that we can do fall, winter, spring to just assess how the kids are doing. I am wondering if you or any one else has any ideas of a simple pre-k assessment of beginning math skills. The one our district is using is very much based on Kindergarten standards and is WAY too much for the littles. Any input would be great. Thank you!

Hi there Sarah! I’m so sorry I don’t have an assessment 🙁

Tara

Wondering how high the counting goes for this.

Hi there! Students will count out sets to 20 like in my kindergarten math! They can rote count as high as you desire!

Thanks,

Tara

Hello! I love the organization of this bundle! I have a 3 year old group that would do well with this. I’m also looking for material a little more advanced for my 4 year old. She’s already hitting some of the kinder standards. Would this bundle accommodate or would I need one targeted for Kinder?

Hi – I am interested in purchasing your entire Pre-K math curriculum. Can you please specify what I will receive in the mail and what I will need to copy. Thank you! Nancy Wilde

Hi there! I’m sorry TPT packets are just downloadable PDFs! Thanks,

Tara

Hi,

I like the Pre K math curriculum. Can I use this if I don not have a smart board?

Thanks!!!

Hi there! A Smartboard is not needed 🙂

This curriculum looks great! Where can I purchase it?

Here’s the link 🙂 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pre-K-Math-Preschool-Math-Curriculum-Units-Homeschool-Compatible–3916959

Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea.These are absolutely incredible, .Very helpful! Cheers! X

We have been using this for the past few years and it has been wonderful. Printing and making packets has become laborious though. Would you suggest a simpler way to have all the text printed out? Including the student work pages?

I wanted to know if you have classes of now to use and prepare for this unit. My school just introduce this curriculum. I wanted to attend any classes that could help me succeed.

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I love this curriculum! Is it aligned with Pre-K Common Core?

This looks great, but I am unclear about what is actually printed and included. Do I have to print everything? Is the curriculum all digitally downloaded or do we actually get “stuff” lesson plans bound in a book?

How high does number recognition go? I can see up to 5 on the sample does it go higher?

Is this geared towards PK3 or PK4 age students?

Hi there! It works for both 🙂