Kindergarten Common Core Resources
These tasks are grade-level formative performance assessment tasks aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Some have accompanying scoring rubrics and discussion of student work samples. Others, such as the Dana Center Early Mathematics Tasks, connect to children’s literature.
You may download and use these tasks for professional development purposes without modifying the tasks.
The tasks below are arranged by grade level. To search for tasks by mathematical strand or to see information about alignment to specific standards, use the "shortcuts" field at the top of the page, or visit the Common Core mathematical content standards page.
Counting and Cardinality (CC)
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).Problems of the MonthDana Center Early Math Tasks
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.Problems of the MonthDana Center Early Math Tasks
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.Problems of the MonthDana Center Early Math Tasks
Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.Problems of the MonthDana Center Early Math Tasks
Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.Problems of the MonthDana Center Early Math Tasks
Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).Problems of the MonthDana Center Early Math Tasks
Measurement and Data (MD)
Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.Problems of the Month
Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).Problems of the Month
Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)
Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.Dana Center Early Math Tasks