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Sort Math: Learn a Special Way to Arrange Or Group Something

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What Does Sort Define?

Last updated date: 27th Jan 2023
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Are you looking to know the meaning of “Sort” in Maths?

Yes!

Here, we will describe what sort is with a simple example.

Sort means to arrange or group in a special way (according to their type, size, texture, shapes, alphabetically, etc.).  Let us look at a few examples below to understand better.


Sort Example:

Sorting by Size

The circles given below are sorted according to their size.


Sort by size


Sort by size


Sort by Colours 

The geometrical objects given below are sorted according to their colours.


Sort by colour


Sort by colour


Sort by Shapes

The image given below shows different geometric figures as square, triangle, rectangle, and circle are sorted according to their shapes.


Sort by shapes


Sort by shapes


Let us learn the sort meaning in a better way through simple sorting activities.


Sorting Activities 

Sorting activities are activities that require a child to identify what a number of items (whether pictures of objects) have in common or similar. 


5 Sorting Activities for Kids to Learn

1. Sorting Fruits and Vegetables 

Use plastic or wooden fruits and vegetables toys and categorise fruits and vegetables into vegetable soup or fruit salad. Now ask your child which among them can be eaten raw or which can be cooked. Also, you can ask your child to sort fruits and vegetables on the basis of their colour or size.


Sort fruits and vegetables


Sort fruits and vegetables


1. Sort Furniture

To sort furniture, you can use plastic or wooden furniture toys and ask children to sort furniture according to which room it belongs to.


2. Sort Beans

To sort beans, you can give children a bowl of dried beans and ask them to sort it. Also, after sorting, you can ask how many similar beans are in each container.


3. Sort Objects

To sort objects, you can give your child different objects and ask them to sort on the basis of their colour, size, or shapes. 


Sort objects


Sort objects


4. Sort  Grocery

To sort groceries, you can use different grocery items or toys; or even you can make and ask children to sort groceries as they go together. For example, you can ask them to sort cleaning products, washables, bakery products, frozen foods, etc.


Sort grocery


Sort grocery


Conclusion

In short, sort or sorting is the process of arranging items or objects systematically or in a sequence order. Also, sorting activities helps kids to observe similarities and differences between items and objects.

FAQs on Sort Math: Learn a Special Way to Arrange Or Group Something

1. How does sorting help kids?

Sorting helps kids to learn to differentiate objects or figures according to their shapes, size, colour, or texture. This makes them more familiar with objects, shapes, and others. Also sorting helps them to recognise different features that can be used to group things according to their shapes, size, colour, functions, or textures. With this, they can also identify why some items belong to a particular group or why others do not. 

2. How to sort numbers in Maths?

To sort numbers in Maths, either arrange the list of numbers in ascending order (smallest number to largest number) or arrange the list of numbers in descending order (largest number to smallest number).

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