Focus: Thinking skills, Research Skills: Mathematics (Data handling)
Watch the video to see how Sarah has been sorting the cutlery in her kitchen drawer and how Ms. Shemo has been sorting the earrings in her jewellery box.
Make a collection of interesting, small objects from around the house. Sort the objects into different sets.
- How did you sort the objects?
Feel free to share a picture of your own sort.
This activity helps children to notice the properties of objects and helps them to understand that people (mathematics and scientists) categorise objects according to their defining properties. You can repeat this activity as often as you like, indoors and outdoors, using different objects. Over time, the children develop increasingly creative ways of sorting the objects!