**Number Sense**,

**Geometry**,

**Measurement**,

**Sorting and Patterning**, and

**Problem Solving**.

This blog entry will cover the Academic Standards that fall under the

**Problem Solving**category.

**Thinking Ahead -**By playing strategy games like "Nim," a child can develop the ability to think one or more steps ahead of her opponent.

**What's Missing?**- Given a pattern or a set of objects, a child can determine what is missing.

**Estimation**

**Probability -**For preschoolers, this is the ability to determine whether an outcome is likely or unlikely. Given the shapes shown below, is it likely or unlikely that I will pick up a square?

**Story Problems**

**Skip Counting -**Counting by fives, tens or twos. At this age, this could be categorized with problem solving skills or number sense.

**Problem Solving**is just one small part of preschool mathematics. We have broken Problem Solving into six standards:

**Thinking Ahead**

What's Missing?

Estimation

Probability

Problem Solving

Skip Counting

What's Missing?

Estimation

Probability

Problem Solving

Skip Counting

*In our classroom, each lesson, game or classroom material has been intentionally planned and placed in the room to fulfill our Academic Content Standards.*