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## Sorting and Classifying Objects into Groups

#### Kindergarten - K.MD.3

How to Sort and Classifying Objects into Groups - A pre-number learning concept that helps children in identifying objects is the concept of classification. The interesting thing about classifying is that it can be done with or without the involvement of the numbers. It is not only a mathematical concept. For example; separating objects into a distinct group, such as the same color t-shirts, and same color balls. Before children move forward, they need to learn how to sort and classify the objects before they come across problems like these. Classifying and sorting is the act of placing things that are the same or similar in a category. Grouping them requires them having some specific traits and attributes. For example, animals can be grouped or classified based on their nature or type. You can have your kids classify anything including from toy cars, balls, toy animals, leaves and books to plates and spoons. You can expose your children to a variety of opportunities to let them classify the objects. Grouping can also be done on the basis of the same color, big/small and long/short. These worksheets and lessons show students how to identify similarities and differences between things and then we work on how to group items based on these characteristics. This skill will serve as a foundation to build up their math skills from.