It is often necessary to divide the classroom population into groups, pairs, or trios. These extremely simple “sorting” cards will allow any teacher to quickly and randomly separate the students into groups of 2, 3, or 4, or divide the entire class into 2, 3, or 4 teams, according to the shapes on the cards. There are 24 “sorting” cards in the stack, and because many classrooms exceed this number, extra cards are provided to enhance the original stack.
These cards will receive a great deal of “wear and tear”, but if laminated, will last for years. Give each student a card and tell him/her to find the other students who match their colored shape. No more counting off or choosing teams!