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Massachusetts pre-K math standards

Alignments coming soon

IXL's pre-K skills will be aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework (Common Core) 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.CC Counting and Cardinality

  • PK.CC Know number names and the counting sequence.

    • PK.CC.1 Listen to and say the names of numbers in meaningful contexts.

    • PK.CC.2 Recognize and name written numerals 0-10.

  • PK.CC Count to tell the number of objects.

    • PK.CC.3 Understand the relationships between numerals and quantities up to ten.

  • PK.CC Compare numbers.

    • PK.CC.4 Count many kinds of concrete objects and actions up to ten, using one-to-one correspondence, and accurately count as many as seven things in a scattered configuration.

    • PK.CC.5 Use comparative language, such as more/less than, equal to, to compare and describe collections of objects.

PK.OA Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • PK.OA Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.

    • PK.OA.1 Use concrete objects to model real-world addition (putting together) and subtraction (taking away) problems up through five.

PK.MD Measurement and Data

  • PK.MD Describe and compare measurable attributes.

    • PK.MD.1 Recognize the attributes of length, area, weight, and capacity of everyday objects using appropriate vocabulary (e.g., long, short, tall, heavy, light, big, small, wide, narrow).

    • PK.MD.2 Compare the attributes of length and weight for two objects, including longer/shorter, same length; heavier/lighter, same weight; holds more/less, holds the same amount.

  • PK.MD Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category.

    • PK.MD.3 Sort, categorize, and classify objects by more than one attribute.

  • PK.MD Work with money.

    • PK.MD.4 Recognize that certain objects are coins and that dollars and coins represent money.

PK.G Geometry

  • PK.G Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles).

    • PK.G.1 Identify relative positions of objects in space, and use appropriate language (e.g., beside, inside, next to, close to, above, below, apart).

    • PK.G.2 Identify various two-dimensional shapes using appropriate language.

  • PK.G Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.

    • PK.G.3 Create and represent three-dimensional shapes (ball/sphere, square box/cube, tube/cylinder) using various manipulative materials (such as popsicle sticks, blocks, pipe cleaners, pattern blocks).