Lesson Plan B3: Sorting Objects
Lesson Seed B3: Sorting Blocks
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Content Emphasis By Clusters in Grade PK
Progressions from Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
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In this unit, students sort objects into either self-selected categories or given categories. They compare the categories either visually or by aligning the objects one-to-one. By doing this, they determine which has more or less, or if they are equal. At this level, students are not expected to give a ‘numeric’ comparison of the categories.
Focus Standards (Listed as Examples of Opportunities for In-Depth Focus in the PARCC Content Framework documents for Grades 3-8):
Possible Student Outcomes:
The student will:
Evidence of Student Learning:
Fluency Expectations and Examples of Culminating Standards:
Interdisciplinary connections fall into a number of related categories:
Sample Assessment Items: The items included in this component will be aligned to the standards in the unit and will include:
Part II – Instructional Connections outside the Focus Cluster
subitize: the ability to recognize the total number of objects or shapes in a set without counting.
Example: Recognizing that this face of a cube has five dots without counting them.
verbal counting: : counting while aligning each number said to an object, picture, etc. in order to solve
cardinality understanding: is the understanding that when counting a set, the last number represents the total number of objects in the set.
This is a set of 3 stars.