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Maine pre-K math standards

Alignments coming soon

IXL's pre-K skills will be aligned to the Maine Early Childhood Learning Guidelines soon! Until then, you can view a complete list of pre-K standards below. Be sure to check out the unlimited math practice problems in IXL's 42 pre-K skills.


PK.A Numbers and Number Sense

  • PK.A.1 Demonstrates an increasing ability to count in sequence to 10 and beyond

  • PK.A.2 Matches a number of objects with written numeral

  • PK.A.3 Understands that numbers have multiple uses [e.g., measurement, recipes, prices, and ages (self and peers), phone numbers and street numbers]

  • PK.A.4 Demonstrates increasing interest and awareness of numbers and counting as a means for solving problems and determining quantity

  • PK.A.5 Identifies positions of objects in a sequence

  • PK.A.6 Uses one-to-one correspondence in counting objects and matching groups of objects

  • PK.A.7 Shows growth in matching, sorting, putting in a series, and regrouping objects according to one or two attributes such as color, shape, or size

  • PK.A.8 Demonstrates understanding of concepts whole and part

PK.B Shape and Size

  • PK.B.1 Builds increasing understanding of directionality, order and position of objects and words such as up, down, inside, outside, next to, in front of, behind, on top of, under

  • PK.B.2 Recognizes, names, matches, and sorts simple shapes

  • PK.B.3 Matches two dimensional geometric shapes

  • PK.B.4 Recognizes and compares objects based on differences in length, volume, weight, width (thick and thin)

  • PK.B.5 Uses non-standard units of measurement (e.g., books, hands, blocks) to measure objects

  • PK.B.6 Recognizes some basic concepts of time and sequence (e.g., morning, afternoon, yesterday, today, tomorrow, before, after)

  • PK.B.7 Describes simple navigation activities

PK.C Mathematical Decision-making

  • PK.C.1 Responds to questions that can be answered with information gained through data analysis

  • PK.C.2 Makes two and three dimensional depictions, such as graphs and charts, of information gathered from immediate surroundings

  • PK.C.3 Uses planning to acquire a desired outcome (e.g., selecting appropriate types and quantities of materials)

PK.D Patterns

  • PK.D.1 Begins to recognize, copy, extend, and create simple patterns (e.g., sounds, objects, shapes)

  • PK.D.2 Matches and sorts objects