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Classify Objects by Attribute (Color, Size & Shape)
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- We'll learn how to classify objects by attributes.
- That we can classify things by color, size, or even by shape.
- And, we'll explore how this knowledge can help us clean up a messy room and even make an art project!
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Before Video
[Show or draw 7 birds.] How many birds? How do you know?ANSWERI count 1 more for each bird. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 7 birds.
Which is the greater number?ANSWERThere are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 birds. There are 1, 2, 3 butterflies. 5 is greater than 3.
The students choose the smaller object.
The students choose the red object.
The students choose the rectangle. A rectangle has 4 straight sides and 4 square corners.
After Video
[Display 6 to 10 objects that are clearly blue or clearly not blue.] How can you classify these objects into the groups Blue and Not Blue?ANSWERThe students identify the blue objects and put them in one group. They put all other objects in a separate group.
4 pens in one group, 3 crayons in the other group.
All of the shapes are rectangles except the circle. The circle does not belong in the group.
The group is all triangles. The other triangles belong in the group.
a. Classify the objects by color. Are there more red objects or more blue objects?
b. Classify the objects by size.
ANSWERa. There are 5 red objects. There are 4 blue objects. There are more red objects than blue objects.
b. There are 4 small objects. There are 5 large objects. There are more large objects than small objects.
- Vocabulary
- Classify DEFINE
To put in groups based on one or more attributes.
- Attributes DEFINE
Things we can notice about objects such as size, color, or shape.
- Size DEFINE
How big or small something is.
- 2D Shape DEFINE
A shape that is flat.
- Big DEFINE
Large in size.
- Small DEFINE
Little in size.
- Compare DEFINE
To decide if one number is greater than, equal to, or less than another number.
- Count DEFINE
Say the number names in order.
- Most DEFINE
The greatest in number.
- Fewest DEFINE
The smallest in number.
- Classify DEFINE
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Level 1
Give students a set of small objects and a set of big objects, mixed together. Ask students to sort the objects into big and small objects.
Level 2
Show 5 orange crayons and 2 purple crayons. Ask: Which group has the most crayons?
Level 3
Show a group of varied triangles. Ask: What could be the rule for the shapes in this group?
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