## 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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