Video: Sorting Objects by Size, Color, or Shape

In this video, we will learn how to sort real-world objects into categories based on size, color, shape, or other features.

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Sorting Objects by Size, Color, or Shape

In this video, we will learn how to sort real-life objects into categories based on size, color, or shape.

Here, we have some bears. How could we sort them? Could we sort them by size? Some of the bears are big. Some of the bears are small. And some of the bears are medium-sized. So, we could sort the bears according to size. We could sort the bears into three groups. We could make a group of small bears, a group of medium-sized bears, and a group of big bears. Let’s sort the bears by size. We sorted the bears by size. We have a group of small bears, medium-sized bears, and a group of big bears.

We could also sort the bears by color. This time we have a group of orange bears, a group of pink bears, and a group of green bears. Sometimes we can sort the same group of objects in different ways. We sorted the bears by size and then by color.

Here, we have a group of buttons. Could we sort the buttons by size? We could, but there’d only be one group because all the buttons are the same size. Could we sort the buttons by color? Again, we could, but there’d only be one group because all the buttons are the same color. Could we sort the buttons by shape? Some of the buttons are circles. And some are squares. We could sort the buttons into two groups, a group of circles and a group of squares.

We could sort the buttons into two groups, a group of circles and a group of squares. The first button is a circle, so we should place it in the group of circles. We can place all of the buttons which are circles into this group. And we can sort all of the buttons which are squares into this group. We’ve sorted the buttons by shape. We can sort objects in different ways by size, color, or shape. Let’s practice sorting some real-life objects.

We can sort these objects into groups. Which category have the objects been sorted by? Color, size, or shape?

We’re shown three groups of objects. Each group contains a dice, a tree, and a bird. We have to decide how the objects have been sorted. Have they been sorted by color? The objects in this group are not the same color. The objects in the other two groups are not the same color either. Have the objects being sorted by size? The objects in the first group are bigger than the objects in the third group. All of the objects in the first group are big. And in the third group, they’re all small. And the objects in the second group are all medium-sized.

We have a big dice, a big tree, and a big bird in the first group. The dice, the tree, and the bird in the second group are all medium-sized. And the dice, tree, and bird in the third group are all small. These objects have been sorted by size. The category the objects have been sorted by is size.

A fruit seller sorted the following fruits by color. Which sorting is correct?

The fruits have been sorted twice, but which is correct? Let’s look at the first picture. The fruits have been sorted into rows. In the first row, all of the fruits are red. In the second row, the fruits are not all the same color. There are some yellow fruits, like the lemon and the banana, and a green fruit, the apple. Doesn’t seem that these fruits have been sorted correctly. The fruits in the third row have also been mixed up. There are some green and some yellow fruits. We have a green kiwi, a green mango, and a yellow pear.

Let’s see if the fruits have been sorted correctly in the second picture. In the first row, all of the fruits are red. In the second row, all of the fruits are yellow. And in the third row, all of the fruits are green. So, the fruits have been sorted correctly in the second picture. The fruit was sorted by color.

Jacob has a group of hats. He decides to sort them by shape. Which sorting is correct?

This picture shows Jacob’s group of hats. And we know that Jacob wanted to sort them by shape. Some of Jacob’s hats are top hats. The top part of these hats is quite tall. Some of Jacob’s hats have a wide brim. Some of Jacob’s hats have a wide brim and a dome-shaped hat. And some of Jacob’s hats are caps. Jacob has tried to sort his hats three times. Each picture shows one of Jacob’s attempts to sort his hats. Did he get it right? In which of the three pictures has Jacob sorted the hats correctly?

In the first picture, the hats in the first column are all different shapes. There’s a top hat, a wide-brimmed hat, and a cap. The hats in the second column, or group two, have also not been sorted correctly by shape. We have a top hat and two wide-brimmed hats. The hats in group three, or column three, are also different shapes. There’s a top hat and two caps. So, the sorting isn’t correct in the first picture.

Let’s look at the second picture. In the first group, or the first column, all of the hats are the same shape. They’re all top hats. All of the hats in group two are wide-brimmed hats, and they’re all shaped the same. And the hats in group three are all caps. The hats in the second picture have all been correctly sorted by shape. The sorting is correct in the second picture.

What have we learned in this video? We learned that we can sort objects using categories such as size, color, or shape. And we can sort the same group of objects using more than one category.

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