MA.K.DP.1.1

Collect and sort objects into categories and compare the categories by counting the objects in each category. Report the results verbally, with a written numeral or with drawings.

Examples

A bag containing 10 circles, triangles and rectangles can be sorted by shape and then each category can be counted and compared.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction focuses on supporting work in counting.

Clarification 2: Instruction includes geometric figures that can be categorized using their defining attributes. 

Clarification 3: Within this benchmark, it is not the expectation for students to construct formal representations or graphs on their own.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: K
Strand: Data Analysis and Probability
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5012020: Grade Kindergarten Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7712015: Access Mathematics - Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012005: Foundational Skills in Mathematics K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.K.DP.1.AP.1: Sort objects by characteristic (e.g., size, shape or color). Count the objects in each category and report the results.

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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

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

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.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

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.

 

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

STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

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.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

MFAS Formative Assessments

Shape Sort:

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

Sort Objects:

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

Sort the Tiles:

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

Sorting Animals:

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

Sorting Buttons:

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

Sorting Color Tiles:

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

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades K-5

Sweet Sorting:

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