Reflection: Sorting By Size - Section 1: Problem of the Day


This was my best Problem of the Day discussion so far.  Most of the questions up to this point have had just one obvious answer.  Today the students really needed to think about how they could sort the animals.  They were looking at several attributes.  We sorted the animals by how many legs they had, by color, fur and no fur, lives outside/lives inside, pets/farm animals, and more that I can't remember right now.  The students were very engaged and loved coming up and moving the animals around.  They were explaining their answers and building off of each other's answers.  The Problem of the Day ended up going on for more than 5 minutes, but I thought the discussion was well worth the extra time!

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Sorting By Size

Unit 1: Comparing and Sorting Objects
Lesson 8 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to compare objects and sort by size.

Big Idea: Sorting is an important foundational skills for kindergarten students to learn. Using attribute blocks to sort by size helps students practice comparing objects and prepares them to sort by other measurable attributes.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Critical Area, sorting
  50 minutes
sorting by size
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