You can classify objects and shapes into categories, or groups. You can count the number of objects or shapes in each category. You can compare the number of items in each category.
To better understand classifying objects by attributes…
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!
Classify blocks by color.
You can sort blocks by color. There are 3 green blocks. There are 5 red blocks. There are 2 blue blocks. There are the most red blocks. There are the fewest blue blocks.
Classify teddy bears by size.
You can sort bears by size. There are 4 big bears. There are 11 small bears. 11 is greater than 4. There are more small bears.
Classify art supplies by type.
You have a pile of art supplies. You can sort them by type. There are 10 markers. There are 5 pencils. There are 6 paintbrushes. There are the greatest number of markers. There are the least number of pencils.
Classify groups in different ways.
You have a pile of candy. Some pieces are big. Some pieces are small. You could sort them by size. The candy pieces are different colors. You could sort them by color. You can sort objects in different ways.
Classify candy by shape.
You can also sort the candy by shape. Some candy are shaped like squares. Some are shaped like circles. The rest of shaped like triangles.