Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.

Suggested Learning Target

  • I can sort (classify) objects into categories (groups).
  • I can determine the number of objects in each category.
  • I can sort the categories by number or count.

Assessment and Instructional Tasks

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Formative Assessments (visit Assessing Student Performance for more information)

Task Rubric

Common Misconceptions

During initial instruction, students may need guidance in identifying the categories in which to sort objects. You may need to direct them to sort in a certain way. After time, give students objects and have them tell you how to sort them. Watch as they try to determine the categories.



Essential Skills and Knowledge (from MSDE Common Core Frameworks)

  • Ability to sort objects by a given attribute
  • Ability to classify objects by predetermined categories related to attributes (e.g., number of sides, number of corners)