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Implementing the Kindergarten Common Core Math Standards/Flex Course


Do you need effective strategies for implementing the kindergarten Common Core Standards for Mathematics? This online course helps teachers understand and implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics at the kindergarten level, including both content and practice standards. By the end of this course, teachers have an in-depth knowledge of the standards as well as strategies and activities to support the standards at the kindergarten level. Teachers also gain information to assist in preparing students for the new Common Core assessments. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

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Enrollment Options

Register] Course Registration Only $127 (regularly $149)

Register]Course Plus Credit from UC San Diego Extension Only $323


Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.

Number Sense Routines” by Jessica F. Shumway

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Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus

PDI Course Number: 68T02

UCSD Course Number: EDUC41512  

Unit One

  • Introduction to Common Core State Standards
  • Introduction to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
  • Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Kindergarten Common Core Vocabulary
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
  • Test #1

Unit Two

  • Counting and Cardinality / K.CC
  • Number Name and Count Sequence
  • Count to Tell the Number of Objects
  • Compare Numbers
  • Assignment #2: Article reflection
  • Test #2

Unit Three

  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking / K.OA
  • Understanding Addition
  • Understanding Subtraction
  • Assignment #3: Share your expertise
  • Test #3

Unit Four

  • Number and Operations in Base Ten / K.NBT
  • Understanding Place Value
  • Measurement and Data / K.MD
  • Describe Measurable Attributes
  • Compare Measurable Attributes
  • Classify and Count Objects
  • Test #4

Unit Five

  • Geometry / K.G
  • Identify and Describe Shapes
  • Analyze and Compare Shapes
  • Create and Compose Shapes
  • Test #5

Unit Six

  • How to Differentiate Instruction of the CCSSM
  • Assessing Mastery of CCSS for Mathematics
  • Assignment #4: Write a math lesson plan the includes both content standards and practice standards
  • Assignment #5: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)