# Standard 1: Develop an understanding for collecting, representing and comparing data.

General Information
Number: MA.K.DP.1
Title: Develop an understanding for collecting, representing and comparing data.
Type: Standard
Subject: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Strand: Data Analysis and Probability

## Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks.

## Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

## Access Points

MA.K.DP.1.AP.1
1 Sort objects by characteristic (e.g., size, shape or color). Count the objects in each category and report the results.

## Related Resources

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## Formative Assessments

Sorting Animals:

Students are asked to sort the animals on the Sorting Animals worksheet and then count the number in each group.

Type: Formative Assessment

Shape Sort:

Students sort shapes into categories, record their categories and frequencies, and identify the categories with the most and least.

Type: Formative Assessment

Sorting Buttons:

Students sort illustrations of buttons, explain the how and why, and count the number in each group.

Type: Formative Assessment

Sort the Tiles:

Students sort tiles by color and then count to determine the group with the most and the least number of tiles.

Type: Formative Assessment

Sorting Color Tiles:

Students are asked to sort color tiles into groups of the same color.

Type: Formative Assessment

Sort Objects:

Students sort objects by type and then identify which group of objects has the most and the least.

Type: Formative Assessment

## Lesson Plans

In this integrated lesson, students will work as a class to categorize and sort stuffed animals by physical attributes.  They will then work in groups to categorize and sort shapes.

Type: Lesson Plan

Birds of a Feather:

Students will go on a simulated bird-watching trip around the classroom.  They will collect and sort images of various birds into categories based on their visible characteristics.  They will use these groups of bird images to practice counting and comparing objects in different categories.  Students will use descriptions of bald eagles in the book, The Bald Eagle by Norman Pearl, to identify images of bald eagles among their categories and discuss how the bald eagle is a symbol of the United States.

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Sorting and Saying Through Voting:

Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge of sorting and responsible voting to a fun and collaborative small group activity in this integrated lesson plan.

Type: Lesson Plan

She’s a Grand Old Flag:

Students will identify the American flag as an important symbol of the United States. They will collect and sort data from the American Flag and compare the attributes. Students will sort and count red stripes and white stripes, long stripes and short stripes, long red stripes and long white stripes, short red stripes and short white stripes. Students will compare the stripes using the number line. They will also count stars by 1’s and 10’s in this integrated lesson plan.

Type: Lesson Plan

Whose Baby is That?:

This inquiry-based 5E lesson provides an initial look at categorizing items into 2 categories. Visuals of animals are used to begin the classifying/categorizing of animals and their babies. Students will practice categorizing in pairs and will be given the categories to use. They will then explain the placement of each item in the category. The teacher will ask guiding questions and facilitate the lesson to ensure comprehension of the material.

Type: Lesson Plan

Sort, Count, and Graph:

In this lesson, students will sort objects, count the number of objects in each category and compare using the terms greater than, less than, or equal to.

Type: Lesson Plan

Counting Colorful Cockatoos:

Poor Professor Dupont! He is missing his prized cockatoos! Help Professor Dupont find his special birds one by one as you turn the page. After helping Professor Dupont find his special cockatoos, create a classroom tree and sort the birds by color. You will have a fine feathered fantastic time counting and sorting!

Type: Lesson Plan

If You Give a Teacher a Cookie...:

More than, less than, or equal to? Which would you rather have? Well, it depends upon the situation. Let's compare objects and numbers and decide if it is best to have more of something, less of something, or just as much as someone else.

Type: Lesson Plan

Counting and Sorting Objects:

In this lesson, students will use buttons to sort by like characteristics. In addition, students will be counting and recording the number of buttons in each category. Students will also group equal amounts together to create new categories.

Type: Lesson Plan

The Fire Wheels:

The Fire Wheels MEA provides students with a problem in which they must work as a team to design a procedure to select the best toy car for a company to sell.

Type: Lesson Plan

Every Group Counts!:

The students will be working in whole group, small group and individually to discover measurable attributes of objects and sort the objects into categories. Students will also count and compare the number of objects in each category.

Type: Lesson Plan

Sorting It All Out:

In this lesson, kindergarten students will learn to sort objects familiar to them by different attributes. They will justify their decisions for classification when objects have more than one similar characteristic.

Type: Lesson Plan

## Original Student Tutorial

Sweet Sorting:

Practice sorting, counting, and comparing by visiting the Sorting Sweet Shop in this candy-themed, interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

## Student Resources

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## Original Student Tutorial

Sweet Sorting:

Practice sorting, counting, and comparing by visiting the Sorting Sweet Shop in this candy-themed, interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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