How to Teach PreK Math Skills with Fun and Engaging Lesson Plans

Math is everywhere in our daily lives, and it is never too early to develop math skills in young children. PreK math skills are the foundation for future learning and success in school and beyond. On this page, you will find how to teach preK math skills with fun and engaging lesson plans from MathSkills4Kids.
These lesson plans use our math videos from the MathSkills4Kids YouTube Channel to introduce and reinforce key concepts and skills in an interactive, playful, and meaningful way for preK students.Introduction: Why PreK Math Skills Are Important?
PreK math skills are not just about learning numbers and shapes. They are also about developing critical thinking, problemsolving, reasoning, and communication skills. PreK math skills help children to:
 Understand the world around them and make sense of it
 Develop curiosity, creativity, and confidence
 Prepare for kindergarten and beyond
 Have fun and enjoy learning
 PreK Lesson Plans

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Different
Same  Comparing
Are there enough?
Compare number: largest
Compare number: smaller & smallest
Compare number: larger
Comparing groups: fewer
Comparing groups: more  Numbers & Counting
Number recognition up to 3
Count shapes up to 3
Learn to count up to 3
Number recognition up to 5
Count shapes up to 5
Learn to count up to 5
Number recognition up to 10
Count shapes up to 10
Learn to count up to 10
Number recognition up to 20
Count shapes up to 20
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Classify: Sorting Objects by Color, Shape, Size, and Type
One of the first preK math skills is the ability to classify objects by different attributes, such as color, shape, size, and type. This skill helps children to organize their thoughts, compare and contrast, and recognize patterns.
To teach this skill, you can use our lesson plan on sorting objects by color, shape, size, and type. These lesson plans include:
 Math videos that introduce the concept of sorting objects by different or the same attributes
 Sorting activities that allow children to practice sorting objects by color, shape, size, and type
 Sorting games that challenge children to sort objects by two or more attributes at the same time
 Sorting worksheets that reinforce the skill of sorting objects by different or the same attributes

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Comparing: Using Words like More, Less, Enough, Larger, Fewer and Smaller
Another preK math skill is comparing objects or groups of objects using words like more, less, enough, larger, fewer, and smaller. This skill helps children to develop number sense, estimation, and measurement skills. To teach this skill, you can use our lesson plans to compare objects or groups of objects using words like more, less, enough, larger, fewer, and smaller. These lesson plans include:
 Math videos that introduce the concept of comparing objects or groups of objects by using words like more, less, enough, larger, fewer, and smaller
 Comparing activities that allow children to practice comparing objects or groups of objects by using words like more, less, enough, larger, fewer, and smaller
 Comparing games that challenge children to compare objects or groups of objects by using words like more or less
 Comparing worksheets that reinforce the skill of comparing objects or groups of objects by using words like more, less, enough, larger, fewer, and smaller.

Numbers & Counting: Learning to Count from 1 to 10 and Beyond
One of the most essential preK math skills is the ability to count from 1 to 10 and beyond. This skill helps children to develop number recognition, number writing, and onetoone correspondence skills. To teach this skill, you can use our lesson plans on learning to count from 1 to 10 and beyond. These lesson plans include:
 Math videos that introduce the concept of counting from 1 to 10 and beyond
 Counting activities that allow children to practice counting from 1 to 10 and beyond
 Counting games that challenge children to count from 1 to 10 and beyond in different ways
 Counting worksheets that reinforce the skill of counting from 1 to 10 and beyond

Positions: Understanding Spatial Concepts like Above, Below, Outside, and Inside
Another preK math skill is understanding spatial concepts, like above, below, next to, and inside. This skill helps children to develop spatial awareness, directional sense, and geometry skills. To teach this skill, you can use our lesson plans on understanding spatial concepts like above, below, outside, and inside.
These lesson plans include:
 Math videos that introduce the concept of spatial concepts like above, below, outside, and inside
 Position activities that allow children to practice understanding spatial concepts like above, below, outside, and inside
 Position games that challenge children to identify spatial concepts like above, below, outside, and inside
 Position worksheets that reinforce the skill of understanding spatial concepts like above, below, outside, and inside

Size: Measuring and Comparing Lengths, Heights, and Weights
Another preK math skill is measuring and comparing lengths, heights, and weights. This skill helps children develop measurement, comparison, and measurement skills.
To teach this skill, you can use our lesson plans on measuring and comparing lengths, heights, and weights.
These lesson plans include:
 Math videos that introduce the concept of measuring and comparing lengths, heights, and weights
 Size activities that allow children to practice measuring and comparing lengths, heights, and weights
 Size games that challenge children to measure and compare lengths, heights, and weights using different tools
 Size worksheets that reinforce the skill of measuring and comparing lengths, heights, and weights

Flat Shapes: Identifying and Naming Circles, Squares, Triangles, and Rectangles
Another preK math skill is identifying and naming flat shapes such as circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles. This skill helps children to develop shape recognition, shape naming, and shape drawing skills.
To teach this skill, you can use our lesson plans on identifying and naming flat shapes such as circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles.
These lesson plans include:
 Math videos that introduce the concept of flat shapes such as circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles
 Shape activities that allow children to practice identifying and naming flat shapes such as circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles
 Shape games that challenge children to identify and name flat shapes such as circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles in different orientations
 Shape worksheets that reinforce the skill of identifying and naming flat shapes such as circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles

Solid Shapes: Exploring Cubes, Spheres, Cones, and Cylinders
Another preK math skill is the ability to explore solid shapes such as cubes, spheres, cones, and cylinders. This skill helps children to develop shape recognition, shape naming, and shapebuilding skills.
You can use our lesson plans to explore solid shapes such as cubes, spheres, cones, and cylinders to teach this skill.
These lesson plans include:
 Math videos that introduce the concept of solid shapes, such as cubes, spheres, cones, and cylinders
 Shape activities that allow children to practice exploring solid shapes such as cubes, spheres, cones, and cylinders
 Shape games that challenge children to build solid shapes such as cubes, spheres, cones, and cylinders using different materials
 Shape worksheets that reinforce the skill of exploring solid shapes such as cubes, spheres, cones, and cylinders
Conclusion: Reviewing the Key Concepts and Skills
This page shows you how to teach preK math skills with fun and engaging lesson plans from MathSkills4Kid.com. These lesson plans use our math videos from the MathSkills4Kids YouTube Channel to teach preK students fundamental concepts and skills in an interactive, playful, and meaningful way. By using these lesson plans, you will help your students to:
 Understand the world around them and make sense of it
 Develop curiosity, creativity, and confidence
 Prepare for kindergarten and beyond
 Have fun and enjoy learning

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