# Identify Categories with a Given Count - Lesson for Kindergarten, Chapter - Matching and Sorting

In this engaging lesson titled "Identify Categories with a Given Count," kindergarteners embark on a journey into the world of Matching and Sorting, a crucial chapter in the "Early Logic and Geometry" unit. Through a series of interactive activities including the "Find 5 Worksheet," "Find 9 Worksheet," the "Ten in the Bed Worksheet," and exercises to Classify Objects into Categories based on their Quantity, students will master the skill of identifying and categorizing objects by count.

Understanding how to sort items into groups based on quantity lays a foundational stone in mathematical thinking and logical reasoning. This skill is paramount not only in academic pursuits but also in daily life scenarios such as organizing belongings, understanding quantities while shopping, or even when sharing items fairly among friends.

By engaging with these carefully structured activities, students will enhance their ability to recognize numbers, understand the concept of quantity, and develop early mathematical skills. Moreover, this lesson aims to boost problem-solving abilities and promote critical thinking, as students must discern patterns and make connections between numbers and physical quantities.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Matching and Sorting
Unit: Early Logic and Geometry
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1st
3:00 min
Find 5 Worksheet
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2nd
3:00 min
Find 9 Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
Ten in the Bed Worksheet
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4th
4:00 min
Classify Objects into Categories based on their Quantity
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• ### Activity 1 / Find 5 Worksheet

Your kids will love the bright and engaging colors and cheery faces of these elephants as they use basic number sense and counting skills to find the groups of elephants that have five. Learning to group by fives is a foundational skill that will help with faster addition and multiplication, and they'll have a blast practicing with this free PDF. They'll also work on their fine motor skills as they use the traceable lines to help them choose the correct answers.

• ### Activity 2 / Find 9 Worksheet

Being able to sort and group chunks of numbers quickly is helpful for both efficient addition and multiplication. Let your children practice recognizing and identifying groups of nine with this fun downloadable worksheet that is full of ice cream color and fun! They'll also strengthen fine motor skills using the traceable lines given to help guide them to the correct answer selections.

• ### Activity 3 / Ten in the Bed Worksheet

When students can chunk groups of ten objects, they're able to add and multiply more efficiently. Your kids will have a barnyard full of fun identifying the bed that has ten of each animal in it, and circling the correct animal. This adorable worksheet is sure to offer them practice with sorting and counting while they identify familiar and friendly faces. Brings new meaning to monkeys jumping on the bed!

• ### Activity 4 / Classify Objects into Categories based on their Quantity - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to classify objects into groups based on physical attributes and to count the objects in each group.