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Algebra Standard for Grades Pre-K-2

 

 

Expectations 

Instructional programs from prekindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to—  In prekindergarten through grade 2 all students should— 
Understand patterns, relations, and functions
  • sort, classify, and order objects by size, number, and other properties;
  • recognize, describe, and extend patterns such as sequences of sounds and shapes or simple numeric patterns and translate from one representation to another;
  • analyze how both repeating and growing patterns are generated.
 
Represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols
  • illustrate general principles and properties of operations, such as commutativity, using specific numbers;
  • use concrete, pictorial, and verbal representations to develop an understanding of invented and conventional symbolic notations.
 
Use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships
  • model situations that involve the addition and subtraction of whole numbers, using objects, pictures, and symbols.
 
Analyze change in various contexts
  • describe qualitative change, such as a student's growing taller;
  • describe quantitative change, such as a student's growing two inches in one year.
 

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