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WHEN VIEWING ON A TABLET OR MOBILE – DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM M AT H E M AT I C S S TA N DA R D S I N AC T I O N 51 First Steps Toward the Standard: What the Children Might Show You: Making Progress Toward the Standard: Accomplishing the Standard: Recognizes the similarities between two objects and can match them consistently Identifies the difference between objects and can group them by one attribute (such as color or size) Identifies the difference between several objects and can group them by more than one attribute (such as big red ones and small green ones) • Converse with children about similarities and differences among objects and manipula- tives, talking about color, shape, and size differences. • Continue to converse with children about similarities and differences among objects and manipulatives, talking about color, shape, size, textures, and subtler differences. • Ask a child if he can find all of the red ones or put all of the round ones in the basket. • Ask a child to sort objects by two attributes: “Can you find all of the large orange blocks and stack them?” A range of awareness of similarities and differences between objects Curriculum and Activities that You Can Plan and Implement for Each Child’s Progress Level • As a child works with puzzles and manipula- tives, converse back and forth about the similarities of different pieces. • Working together, do one-on-one matching with small colored cubes or by stringing beads for a necklace. • Play matching games like Memory or Shape Bingo. • Encourage children to make up their own matching games for you to try. • Suggest that children use stringing beads to make all yellow necklaces. Or, with pattern blocks, sort out all of the triangles and make a design with them. • Play matching games like Memory or Shape Bingo and encourage more sorting. • Encourage children to make up their own sorting games for you to try. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL • Suggest that children make a necklace with small, round beads or make a design with square and circular pattern blocks. • Play people-sorting games (all boys with tie shoes, or children with belts and blond hair). Let the children be the sorters.