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)

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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.


Enrichment


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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)