Reflection: Unit Exams Learning to Sort - Same and Different - Section 2: Presentation of Lesson

 

This was the first time that my students had completed a math worksheet.  We had done some coloring and tracing papers during our ELA lessons, but this was the first one with more complicated directions.  It is important to remember that for some students kindergarten is their first school experience.  Some students did not understand how to circle a picture or put an X on a picture.  Just four questions took quite some time to complete and a lot of walking around the classroom to assist students.  I ended up taking unfinished papers from a few students.  When I had the rest of the class set up with the sorting practice materials, I pulled those students aside to finish their papers so that I could provide more support.  Almost all of the students could easily discriminate between the pictures that were the same and the picture that was different, but they needed help with the directions especially how to draw an X.  I don't think I would change this part of the lesson because it helped me see which students needed more support with paper/pencil tasks and it gave these students an opportunity to practice.  My district requires paper/pencil math assessments at the conclusion of each unit and circling, crossing out, and drawing lines to connect objects are common directions.  It is important to teach students these skills so that the assessments give a true picture of the students' understanding of the math concepts.

  Completing A Math Worksheet - Preparing for Unit Assessments
  Unit Exams: Completing A Math Worksheet - Preparing for Unit Assessments
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Learning to Sort - Same and Different

Unit 1: Comparing and Sorting Objects
Lesson 3 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to compare objects.

Big Idea: Sorting is an important foundational skill for kindergarten students to develop. Comparing objects that are alike and different gets students ready to compare objects with measurable attributes.

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