PK.1 Children begin to develop processes and strategies for solving mathematical problems.
PK.1.1 Try to solve problems in their daily lives using mathematics (e.g., how many napkins are needed).
PK.1.2 Generate new problems from every day mathematical situations and use current knowledge and experience to solve them (e.g., distribute crackers).
PK.1.3 Begin to develop and use various approaches to problem solving based upon their trial and error experiences.
PK.1.4 Begin to talk about the processes and procedures they used to solve concrete and simple mathematical situations.
PK.1.5 Begin to generate problems that involve predicting, collecting, and analyzing information and using simple estimation.
PK.2 Children begin to use the language of mathematics by applying emerging skills in representing, discussing, reading, writing, and listening (e.g., by translating a problem or activity into a new form; a picture, diagram, model, symbol, or words).
PK.2.1 Participate regularly in informal conversations about mathematical concepts and number relationships.
PK.2.2 Begin to record their work with numbers in a variety of simple concrete and pictorial formats, moving toward some use of number and other mathematical symbols.
PK.7.4 Begin to build an understanding of directionality, order, and positions of objects through the use of words (e.g., up, down, over, under, top, bottom, inside, outside, in front of, behind). Identify patterns in their environment.