Tallies, Charts, and Tape Diagrams in Summer Learning

Gathering data and figuring out what you know are important steps in solving a problem. But, how you organize all that information is just as important! We’ve gathered some simple, helpful resources to practice this skill with your child at home. What type of data would your child enjoy collecting? Perhaps he looks at shoes while at the grocery store and tallies how many people wear green, blue, or black shoes.

Modeling with 10-Frames

One of the visual tools your child will use in Kindergarten is the 10-frame card. Your child will know a 10-frame card has five on top and 5 on bottom. It is important he understands five without needing to re-count each time. Let’s count out 5. One, two, three, four, five.

More, Fewer, Same

Your Kindergartener will not use greater than, less than, or equal to symbols, but he does need to learn how to compare numbers. Help your child to compare groups with up to ten objects. Using a number line that shows how many objects are in each number will help your child learn to compare. Remember: greater means MORE, less means FEWER, equal means the SAME. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciJ_qM5rnv4

Which group has the greater number of hearts?

Counting On

In kindergarten, your child will learn to count all the way to 100, by ones and by tens! But wait—Can he count to 100… starting from 29? Twenty-eight… Twenty-nine… Umm… twenty-ten? Counting forward beginning at a given number, like 29, is a different skill than beginning at 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9ZQu8Im8dc

Numbers that end in 9 need 1 more to make a new group of 10.

Using Number Bonds to Show Subtraction

Number bonds show part, part, whole. Your child will use number bonds to solve take-away problems.

Let’s try one. Here are 5 apples. Five is the whole number. A hungry pig comes along and eats three apples!

Number Bonds

Number bonds help children to visualize addition. Learn how to practice with your kindergartener! There are many terms your child will use when learning addition in 1st grade. Let’s talk about one — Number Bonds! A number bond shows part-part-whole.

Number Partners of Ten

Your Kindergartener will learn to add to 10. Help him learn these number partners! Ten is a very important number. Finding the number partners that add to make 10 is a very important skill. In Kindergarten, your child will find the hidden number that makes ten.