Sorting with candy…Say What?

In Kindergarten, students are required to classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.

Organizing data into categories should begin with informal sorting experiences.
Students should have numerous opportunities with sorting collections of objects and describing how the collections are sorted.

Everyday objects such as snack size treats are an excellent tool to support students when sorting and counting objects.

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Students can sort the Skittles by COLOR

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After students sort the collections, they should count the objects in each category. This is an excellent time to reinforce one to one correspondence using a ten frame.

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Questions to ask after sort:

How many ______ skittles are there? How do you know?
Which color has the most? How do you know?
Which color has the least? How do you know?
How are the sets alike? How are they different?

Happy Sorting!!!

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