Part of the Big Ideas

Attributes can be used to sort collections into sets.

Young children who understand the Big Idea that attributes can be used to sort collections into sets have a working knowledge of what a set is and how it is constructed. Experiences with attributes are central to developing this as they give a solid understanding of how we define collections of things.

© Erikson Institute’s Early Math Collaborative. Reprinted from Big Ideas of Early Mathematics: What Teachers of Young Children Need to Know (2014), Pearson Education.

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