## Pre-Kindergarten Math

Math, or maths, is short for mathematics. Etymologically, mathematics means ‘something learned.’ Actually, mathematics is a tool that teaches one to learn systematically.

For a child, mathematics really starts with the observation of space. A child looks around to get oriented to the space. This aspect of mathematics is called Geometry. Etymologically, geometry means ‘measuring earth.’ Here are some exercises in geometry for the pre-kindergarten level. (Note: It is a pdf file.)

The observation of things in space introduces one to the idea of ‘how many.’ A child may see single objects that are unique, or several objects of the same type. This aspect of mathematics is called Arithmetic. Etymologically, arithmetic means ‘number skill.’ Here are some exercises in arithmetic for the pre-kindergarten level.

The observation of things in space also introduces one to patterns and relationships among objects. For example, a child may see alternating objects or objects increasing in size. This aspect of mathematics is called Algebra. Etymologically, algebra means ‘reunion and equation.’ Here are some exercises in algebra for the pre-kindergarten level.

These exercises provide a basic familiarity to a young child on which subsequent mathematical concepts may be built.

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