The Common Core in Michigan

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Skills available for Michigan pre-K math standards

Standards are in black and IXL math skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

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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.3 Children begin to develop skills of recognizing, comparing and classifying objects, relationships, events and patterns in their environment and in everyday life.

PK.4 Children extend their understanding of numbers and their relationship to one another and things in the environment.

PK.5 Algebraic Thinking. Children begin to develop skills of sorting and organizing information, seeing patterns, and using information to make predictions and solve new problems.

PK.6 Children explore and discover simple ways to measure.

PK.7 Children build their visual thinking skills through explorations with shape and the spaces in their classrooms and neighborhoods.