# Kindergarten Overview: Objects, Positions, and Quantity

Kindergarten students make a very important step in their mathematical education — in this grade, they transition to abstract thinking. Whereas in Pre-Kindergarten they lightly touched upon cubes as abstract objects, in Kindergarten they will become familiar with the Number Line and Base-10 Blocks. Here, the first operation signs appear (plus and minus). Students will reinforce and expand their knowledge of basic geometry. They’ll learn principles of sorting objects and comparing them, which will be necessary for Grade 1, where students begin to compare numbers. In the second half of the Kindergarten curriculum, work with simple equations based on various visual models begins. Students strengthen their knowledge of numbers up to 10 and begin to learn numbers up to 20, which prepares them for Grade 1.
Emerging readers can easily work with Happy Numbers on their own, as our app features text read aloud in English and Spanish as many times as your students need.
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All exercises mentioned below are part of the Happy Numbers course for Kindergarten. Visit HappyNumbers.com to explore our full curriculum and sign up for a free trial.

## Review Pre-K

First of all, students will briefly review key Pre-K content. Happy Numbers reminds them of basic logical terms, such as same and different, and also the principles of sorting.

In addition, students review counting in various exercises, including those with manipulatives. A tangible experience helps them understand the meaning of the process before they move to more abstract math operations.

In Module 1, students work with numbers from 0 to 10. Tasks are simple, and the curriculum includes many repetitions of similar scenarios with different numbers. Practice makes perfect, doesn’t it? Using repetition, Happy Numbers leads students to master the concept.