Looking for a fun interactive teaching idea for sorting objects into categories and counting the number of objects in each category? Well look no further as Sorting Classifying Categorizing and Counting Objects Puzzle, for CCSS K.MD.3, will serve as an exciting lesson plan for Kindergarten elementary school classrooms. This is a great resource to incorporate into your unit as a guided math center rotation, review game exercise, small group work, morning work, remediation, intervention or rti. It can also be used as a quiz, drill, test, or assessment tool to help determine student mastery of the learning target. Whether a student is homeschooled or given this as a homework assignment, kids will also love working on these at home to improve their skills.
This puzzle set includes 20 colorful jigsaw puzzles, answer key, and an optional station instruction page with an example. These come as pdf printable sheets that can be printed on card stock and laminated for long-term use. As a suggestion, store them in a sealable gallon storage bag and place them in a tub or bin for students to use throughout the year for enrichment when they finish early. Another idea, for a project, is students can glue the completed puzzles into a notebook or journal as a reference sheet. They can also be glued on a poster for displaying on a bulletin board or as a wall anchor chart.
It covers taking a group of given pictures and sorting them into two categories, based on features such as color, size, or animal type. It also covers counting how many objects belong to each group. By matching the puzzle pieces to solve the problems, students can gain confidence in an important and sometimes challenging skill. Your Kindergartners will love to practice and learn to develop strategies about classifying and counting numbers of objects.
I hope you download and enjoy this engaging hands-on manipulative activity with your students! So set those worksheets aside and give our puzzles a try!
Relevant Kindergarten Common Core Standard K.MD.B.3
Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
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