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Wisconsin pre-K math standards

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IXL's pre-K skills will be aligned to the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards 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.B Children in Wisconsin will understand and use early mathematical concepts and logical thinking processes to extend their learning.

  • PK.B.EL.1 Demonstrates an understanding of numbers and counting.

    • PK.B.EL.1.1 Explores numbers and imitates counting.

    • PK.B.EL.1.2 Arranges sets of objects in one-to-one correspondence.

    • PK.B.EL.1.3 Can rote count and counts concrete objects to 5 and beyond.

    • PK.B.EL.1.4 Recognizes some numerals and associates number concepts with print materials in a meaningful way.

    • PK.B.EL.1.5 Names and writes some numerals.

    • PK.B.EL.1.6 Counts with 1 to 1 correspondence up to 20 objects and can tell the number that comes next.

    • PK.B.EL.1.7 Names and can write number symbols 1 through 20 and beyond.

    • PK.B.EL.1.8 May rote count to 100 and may count to 100 by 5's and 10's.

  • PK.B.EL.2 Understands number operations and relationships.

    • PK.B.EL.2.1 Compares concrete quantities to determine which has more, less or the same.

    • PK.B.EL.2.2 Recognizes that a set of objects remains the same amount if physically rearranged.

    • PK.B.EL.2.3 Identifies "1 more" and "1 less".

    • PK.B.EL.2.4 Joins (combines) and separates groups of objects.

    • PK.B.EL.2.5 Recognizes that there are parts that make up a whole and recognizes "less than" a whole.

    • PK.B.EL.2.6 Estimates and uses words such as more than, less/fewer than, about, near, approximately and in between.

  • PK.B.EL.3 Explores, recognizes and describes, shapes and spatial relationships.

    • PK.B.EL.3.1 Explores shapes and spatial relationships.

    • PK.B.EL.3.2 Recognizes basic shapes.

    • PK.B.EL.3.3 Assembles puzzles of at least 15 intersecting pieces (5-10 at age 3; 15 at age 4; 25 at age 5).

  • PK.B.EL.4 Uses the attributes of objects for comparison and patterning.

    • PK.B.EL.4.1 Categorizes objects based on physical or functional similarity.

    • PK.B.EL.4.2 Matches objects.

    • PK.B.EL.4.3 Sorts and/or describes objects by one or more attributes or characteristics.

    • PK.B.EL.4.4 Uses positional and comparative words to demonstrate understanding direction and location, e.g., on-top, below, bottom, over, under, above, on, and next to.

    • PK.B.EL.4.5 Recognizes, duplicates, extends simple patterns and creates original patterns.

    • PK.B.EL.4.6 Locates which out of 5 objects does not belong in same class or category.

    • PK.B.EL.4.7 Matches at least 6 items according to class or category.

    • PK.B.EL.4.8 Matches groups having equal numbers of objects up to 10.

  • PK.B.EL.5 Understands the concept of measurement.

    • PK.B.EL.5.1 Recognizes objects can be measured by height, length, and weight.

    • PK.B.EL.5.2 Determines more, less, many, and few.

    • PK.B.EL.5.3 Compares and orders by size.

    • PK.B.EL.5.4 Categorizes and sequences time intervals and uses language associated with time in everyday situations.

    • PK.B.EL.5.5 Identifies coins and understands their value.

    • PK.B.EL.5.6 Uses tools to explore measuring (non-standard units).

    • PK.B.EL.5.7 Categorizes, sequences time intervals in everyday situations, and demonstrates an awareness of time related to a clock.

    • PK.B.EL.5.8 Explores, compares and describes length, weight or volume using standard measures.

  • PK.B.EL.6 Collects, describes and records information using all senses.

    • PK.B.EL.6.1 Draws and describes pictures of objects and actions from memory.

    • PK.B.EL.6.2 Describes and records information through a variety of means, including discussion, drawings, maps, graphs, and charts.

    • PK.B.EL.6.3 Begins to apply information collected to similar situations by designing own charts or graphs.