Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

The Mathematics Program of the  schools of the Diocese of Ogdensburg is based on the National Common Core  Standards.  As with all of our  educational programs, all instruction is centered in our Catholic Faith  foundation.  In kindergarten mathematics,  the focus is 1) representing, relating, and operating on whole numbers,  initially with sets of objects; 2) describing shapes and space.

In the context of all  mathematical instruction, students are expected to use basic mathematical  practices which include:

  • making sense of problems and  persevere in solving them
  • reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • construct viable arguments and  critique the reasoning of others
  • make models using mathematics
  • use appropriate mathematical  tools strategically
  • attend to precision
  • look for and make use of  structure (patterns)
  • look for repeated reasoning

The  content of kindergarten is centered around the following Common Core domains  and standards: Counting & Cardinality

  • know number  names and the count sequence
  • count to  tell the number of objects
  • compare  numbers

Operations & Algebraic Thinking

  • understand  addition as putting together and adding to and understand subtraction as taking  apart and taking from

Number & Operations in Base Ten

  • work with  numbers 11-19 to gain foundation for place value

Measurement & Data

  • describe and compare measurable attributes
  • classify objects and count the number of objects in each category


  • identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles,  hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres)
  • analyze, compare, create and compose shapes