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Pre-Kindergarten Mathematics
Topic 1
Attributes and Sorting

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 Students need to: Identify and describe the attributes of color among sets of concrete objects Identify and describe the attributes of shape among sets of concrete objects and images Identify and describe the attributes of size among various dimensions of concrete objects Sort objects by one attribute such as shape, color, size, weight, and length and explain the sorting rule Compare two items or sets of objects and explain how they are alike and different Begin to construct a real graph to represent information gathered from a set of concrete objects and then discuss what the data reveals Begin to construct a picture graph to represent, compare, and interpret data Carroll County Public Schools Video Support Ways Parents Can Help Use real objects to talk about their likes and differences.  (i.e. size, color, shape…) Sort objects at home such as socks, cereal, candy, containers in the pantry, toys, etc. When you return home from the grocery store, have your child help you sort the items from the grocery bag and discuss how items were sorted. Use sorted objects to construct a real graph by arranging like objects in columns or rows. Some Support Sites Tiny Hands Sorting Apple App (free)

 Key Vocabulary to Know Alike - similar Attribute - a characteristic of an object, such as color, shape, or size. Different – not similar Group – a set of objects that share a common attribute Picture Graph – a graph created by using pictures of objects to make the graph Same – equal in size, shape, value or importance Shape – circle, triangle, square Sort - a group set up on the basis of any characteristic in common Comparative attribute examples: thick, thin, long, short, round, straight, size(bigger/smaller), color Real Graph – a graph created by using the actual objects to make the graph