Time and Sequencing

Time and Sequence Skills Age Norms

Understands simple time concepts:

  • 2.9 day, night
  • 3.0 before, after
  • 3.0 now, today
  • 4.0 yesterday, tomorrow
  • 4.6 morning, afternoon, evening
  • 4.6 sooner, later, in a few minutes
  • 5.0 last week, this week, next week
  • 5.0 last year, this year, next year
  • 6.6 summer, winter, spring, fall

Sequences common events in logical order:

  • 3.0 2 pictures
  • 3.3 3 pictures
  • 4.9 4 pictures

Uses time concept words correctly to tell when something happens:

  • 3.0 tonight, today
  • 4.0 last night
  • 5.3 morning, afternoon
  • 5.6 yesterday, tomorrow
  • 5.6 last week, this week, next week
  • 5.6 last year, this year, next year
  • 5.9 tomorrow night, day before, day after

Points to first and last object or person:

  • 4.9 in 2 out of 3 trials

Sequences daily activities:

  • 5.0 tells 5 daily activities in order and tells time that each occurs (in the morning, noon, afternoon, night)

Uses words correctly to refer to sequences:

  • 5.3 first
  • 5.9 last
  • 6.3 second, middle

Tells time:

  • 5.3 on the hour using a clock.

Names days of week:

  • 5.9 7 days in order
  • 6.0 current day of the week

Math Concepts Age Norms

Tells age:

  • 2.6 by holding up correct number of fingers

Counts and gives a specified number of objects accurately:

  • 2.6 one
  • 2.6 two
  • 3.6 three
  • 4.0 four
  • 5.0 five
  • 5.6 six
  • 5.9 seven
  • 6.0 eight, nine

Points to concepts of quantities/sizes:

  • 2.9 big/little
  • 3.0 one/all
  • 3.3 empty/full
  • 3.6 less/more
  • 3.9 short/long
  • 4.6 few/many
  • 5.0 half/whole
  • 5.0 zero
  • 5.9 short/tall
  • 5.9 thick/thin

Counts numbers by rote memorization:

  • 3.0 from 1 to 3
  • 3.6 from 1 to 5
  • 5.0 from 1 to 10
  • 5.6 from 1 to 20
  • 5.9 from 1 to 30
  • 6.0 from 1 to 50 or higher

Sorts several objects into separate groups by:

  • 3.0 2 colors: red and blue
  • 3.6 3 colors: red, blue, and yellow
  • 3.9 2 sizes: big and little
  • 4.0 3 shapes: circles, squares, triangles
  • 5.6 3 sizes: large, medium, small

Matches 2 large, basic shapes with each other:

  • 3.3 circles, squares
  • 3.6 cross (+)
  • 4.3 rectangles, triangles
  • 5.0 diamonds

Points to large, basic shapes when requested:

  • 3.6 circle, square, cross (+)
  • 4.6 triangle, rectangle, diamond

Recognizes basic fractions:

  • 3.6 puts together two parts of an object to make a whole
  • 5.3 when something is cut in half
  • 5.3 joins four 1/4 sections of a circle to make a complete circle

Names large, basic shapes when requested:

  • 4.0 circle
  • 4.3 square
  • 4.9 cross (+)
  • 5.0 triangle
  • 5.3 rectangle
  • 6.0 diamond

Points to matching groups having the same number of objects in them:

  • 5.0 points to 2 out of 4 groups that have the same number of items

Names currency:

  • 4.9 penny, nickel, dime
  • 5.0 quarter
  • 6.0 dollar bill

Names written numbers in random order:

  • 5.3 for example: 4, 2, 1, 5, 3
  • 5.9 for example: 9, 4, 6, 2, 8, 1, 3, 7, 10
  • 6.3 reads numbers from 1 to 19

Adds and subtracts numbers:

  • 5.0 using the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Prints the numerals:

  • 5.3 1 through 3
  • 6.0 1 through 9

Names the number:

  • 5.6 that comes before and after specific number from 1-10.

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