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Sunday, 27 November 2011


What are attributes?  Why are they important?  What subject would we use them in?

Attributes are the characteristics of something that we are discussing.  They are important because they show the similarities and the differences between a number of objects.  For that reason we use them in all subject areas.  Currently and concretely, the students are looking at how to sort objects by attributes in mathematics.  How are the keys the same?  Sort them into two or more groups and ask your partner to name the attributes that you were using to create the groups.  For example, you can sort buttons by the number of holes they have or sort keys by the shape of the tops.

What attributes did the girls use to sort these flowers?

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