Sam’s things are in a heap. Time to clean up! Sam notices his things have some things in common like being round or in pairs.
Sam sorts things into categories.
His things match because they have stripes or does. Sam sorts by color, fuzziness, bumpiness, and more. Finally all Sam’s things are sorted. How categories? How many things?
This book promotes creative math.
TITLE: Sam Sorts (One Hundred Favorite Things)
AUTHOR: Marthe Jocelyn
ILLUSTRATOR: Marthe Jocelyn
PUBLISHER: Tundra, 2017
AGE GROUP: 4-7
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creative math
1) Gather a small pile of objects from your room and/or around your house. What do some things have in common? Do objects have common traits with more than one object? How might you sort those? You can use a two circle Venn diagram or try a three circle Venn diagram.
2) Brainstorm a list of things that jump. Brainstorm a list of things that roll. Pick the three most unusual items from each list and combine at least two items to invent a new object. What is the purpose of your object? Give your invention a name.
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