Sorting the Fish by Patterns

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In this sorting worksheet, students match the patterns on the backs of the fish to the pattern on fishermen's hats.

This worksheet includes several FutureFit Extension Activities that highlight 21st Century skills like critical thinking, service mentality, and creativity. These FutureFit Extension Activities are designed to reinforce the concepts included in the worksheet activity while integrating real-world skills. They can be used as in-class independent practice or group activities, or assigned for take-home or independent work.

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Have students perform an in-class version of this sorting exercise by creating various patterns by which they can either organize themselves or organize items in the classroom. Examples: Have students sort themselves into groups by the color of the clothes they are wearing, accessories they are wearing (e.g. glasses, necklaces), etc.; Have groups of students organize books by color, shape, size, etc. At the end of every sorting exercise, have students count out, together, the people or objects in every sorted group.


While students are sorted into groups, ask them to work together in their groups to identify and describe 2 other patterns that they find throughout the classroom (examples could be tiles on the floor, shape of desks, size of windows, etc.). Give students several minutes to find, identify, and discuss patterns, and then have each group point out the pattern to the other groups.

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Kindergarten Grade Math Made Easy
Kindergarten Math Made Easy

These workbooks have been compiled and tested by a team of math experts to increase your child's confidence, enjoyment, and success at school. Kindergarten Math Made Easy focuses on the number and shape objectives needed to prepare children for the formal study of math. Learn how the workbook correlates to the Common Core State Standards for mathematics.

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