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Surf for More Math

Lesson 3 - Identifying Sorting Rules

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



Compare, sort, and classify objects.

Create sorting rules.


Instructions for Use


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

The blocks inside the oval are the same colour, shape, or size. To use Colour, Shape, Size, drag the blocks that belong with them into the middle of the oval. Click the "Check" button to see if the answer is correct. Click the "New Problem" button for a new set of blocks.


Carnival Cars helps students sort and classify objects according to the sorting rules.

To use Carnival Cars, have students drag and drop the cars into the Venn diagram according to the sorting rule.

Speakers are needed to play this applet.