Compare and Find Which Are Exactly the Same  Classifying Lesson Plan for PreK and K

Hello! Do you want to enhance your kid’s interest in comparing and finding which are exactly the same among other items? This classifying Lesson Plan for PreK and K is for you. This classifying lesson plan aims to introduce the concept of classifying through engaging handson activities, worksheets, and a fun video from Mathskills4kids.com.
The primary goal of this lesson is to teach young minds how to compare and identify items that are exactly the same, thus fostering critical thinking and observational skills.
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Introducing lesson plans that focus on classifying and finding shapes that are the same can be highly beneficial for children. This approach helps them develop important cognitive skills while engaging in a fun and interactive learning experience. ๐ง ๐
One of the main advantages of this lesson plan is the enhancement of critical thinking and problemsolving abilities.
Furthermore, this lesson plan promotes visual discrimination and attention to detail.
In addition, classifying and finding shapes that are the same encourages logical reasoning and pattern recognition.

Grade Level: PreK  Kindergarten
Duration: 20  30 minutes
Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
 Define what 'same' means in math
 Identify and compare shapes by their sizes, shapes, and colors
 Recognize and match shapes that are exactly the same
 describe similarities or differences between objects
This lesson plan is flexible and adaptable to different classroom settings and situations. You can adjust the duration, difficulty, and number of activities according to your students' needs and interests. You can also use different materials and resources that are available to you.

Previous knowledge
Before starting this lesson, kids should have some basic knowledge of:
 The names of common shapes, such as circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, etc.
 The attributes of shapes, such as sides, corners, curves, etc.
 The concept of color
Materials
For this lesson, you will need:
 A device to play the video from our YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/8NuWyiyo)
 A set of shape cards with different sizes, shapes, and colors (you can make your own or use printable ones)
 A set of matching cards with pairs of shapes that are exactly the same (you can make your own or use printable ones)
 A large sheet of paper or a poster board
 A marker
 A pair of scissors
 Tape or glue
READ THE PROCEDURE

Introduce the lesson
To introduce the lesson, you can do the following:
 Show the kids the video from com and ask them to watch carefully
 Pause the video at different points and ask: "What do you see? What shape is this? What color is it? How many sides does it have? How many corners does it have?"
 Encourage the kids to answer in complete sentences and repeat the names of the shapes and their attributes
 After the video is over, ask the kids if they remember what 'same' means in math
 Explain that 'same' means that two or more things are exactly alike in every way
 Give some examples of things that are the same and things that are different in the classroom or outside
 Ask the kids to give some examples of their own

Warmup
To warm up the kids for the lesson, you can do the following:
 Divide the kids into small groups of 3 or 4
 Give each group a set of shape cards with different sizes, shapes, and colors
 Ask each group to sort their shape cards into different categories, such as big and small, round and straight, red and blue, etc.
 Ask each group to share their categories with the rest of the class and explain why they chose them
 Praise the kids for their sorting skills and point out how they used their eyes to compare the shapes

Introducing the concept
To introduce the concept of 'same,' you can do the following:
 Show the kids a large sheet of paper or a poster board with a big question mark on it
 Tell the kids that you have a mystery question for them to solve
 Reveal the question by removing the question mark: "Which three are exactly the same?"
 Show the kids four shape cards below the question: a big red circle, a small blue circle, a big blue circle, and a small red circle
 Ask the kids to look at the shape cards carefully and think about which three are exactly the same
 Give them some time to think and discuss with their partners or groups
 Ask for volunteers to share their answers and explain their reasoning
 Confirm that the correct answer is: the small blue circle, the big blue circle, and the small red circle
 Explain that these three shapes are exactly the same because they have the same shape (circle) and the same color (blue)
 Show another example with four different shape cards: a big yellow square, a small green square, a big green square, and a small yellow square
 Repeat the same process as before and confirm that the correct answer is: the small green square, the big green square, and the small yellow square
 Explain that these three shapes are exactly the same because they have the same shape (square) and the same color (green)

Activities and games
 Divide the class into small groups of 3 or 4 students and give each group a set of cards with different shapes, sizes, and colors.
 Ask the students to sort the cards into piles based on the attribute of sameness. For example, one pile for all the circles, one for all the red shapes, one for all the big shapes, etc.
 Encourage the students to use the vocabulary words "same" and "different" as they sort the cards and explain their reasoning.
 Walk around the groups and ask questions to check their understanding and challenge their thinking. For example, "How do you know these shapes are the same? What makes them different from the other shapes? Can you find another way to sort these cards?"

Group Sharing
 Invite each group to share their sorting strategies and results with the whole class.
 Ask the other students to comment on what they notice and what they wonder about the group's work.
 Highlight how shapes can be the same or different based on their attributes.
 Reinforce the use of the vocabulary words "same" and "different" in oral and written language.

Conclusion
 Gather the children and review what they learned about classifying and finding what is exactly the same and different.
 Show them examples of shapes that are the same or different and ask them to identify and explain them.
 Discuss the importance of observing similarities in everyday life.
 Use reflective questions such as, "What was your favorite part of the activity?" or "Can you think of other things that are exactly the same?"
 Praise their efforts and participation in the lesson and encourage them to practice this skill at home or other settings.
โจ Assessment
 Use a simple worksheet or quiz to assess the student's ability to identify and compare shapes based on their attributes of sameness and difference.
 Ask them to circle, color, or draw shapes that are the same or different from a given shape or group of shapes.
Provide feedback and support as needed.
๐ Have fun teaching and learning about classification using shapes' differenciation skill! Remember, you're doing an amazing job, teachers! ๐ For more math videos and resources, visit our website at https://mathskills4kids.com/. ๐
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