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Chapter 1: Patterning

Lesson 1: Sorting Using a Given Rule

Use these interactive activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about patterning. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.


Identify and describe similar objects.

Sort objects using a given sorting rule.

[C, CN, R, V]

Instructions for Use

Colour, Shape, Size allows students to practice sorting objects more than one way, using one attribute at a time.

To start Colour, Shape, Size, click on the “Attribute Blocks” link in the list.

To use Colour, Shape, Size, look at the blocks inside the oval. They are the same colour, shape, or size. Drag the blocks that belong with them into the middle of the oval.

Click on the “Check” button to see if the answer is correct.

Click on the “New Problem” button for a new set of blocks.

Carnival Cars allows students to sort objects using a sorting rule.

To start Carnival Cars, click on the “Carnival Cars” link.

To use Carnival Cars, drag and drop cars into the correct circle, according to the sorting rule.