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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Sorting, Classifying, and Organizing
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Ordenar, clasificar y organizar
Polish Version: Sortowanie, klasyfikowanie i organizowanie
Chinese Version: 排序、分类和组织
Korean Version: 구분, 분류 및 정리
Arabic Version: ترتيب وتصنيف وتنظيم
French Version: Tri, classification et organisation
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: MATHEMATICS
Goals: 8. Identify and describe common attributes, patterns, and relationships in objects.
9. Explore concepts of geometry and spatial relations.
Learning Standards: 8.A. Explore objects and patterns.
9.A. Recognize, name, and match common shapes.
Benchmarks: 8.A.ECa. Sort, order, compare, and describe objects according to characteristics or attribute(s).
9.A.ECb. Sort collections of two- and three-dimensional shapes by type (e.g., triangles, rectangles, circles, cubes, spheres, pyramids).