What doesn’t belong (Categories) has 10 printable pages to improve analysis and reasoning skills. Students analyze kids, mammals, heads, vehicles, hats, readers, looking, school, things and thinkers to find the thing (or things) that do not belong, like:
A kid does not belong: He just wants to talk.
One reader does not belong: He just might catch his book on fire if he sneezes. One school thing does not belong: It is just a mess.
One looker does not belong: He has found the word that he was searching for.
A hat-wearer does NOT belong: It spends much of its time crashing parties and gobbling up the cake.
Use these pages as a sponge activity or at a math center for early finishers, for homework or extra credit, at the beginning of the year or right before the summer. Critical thinking has never been more important. Take a look at the Preview to see a few pages from this packet.
If you want more on ANALYSIS and REASONING, then take a look at the others in this series:
What doesn’t belong? (Numbers)
What doesn’t belong? (Geometric Shapes)
What doesn’t belong? (Categories)
What doesn’t belong? (Sorting and Analyzing)