GM2-3: Sort objects by their spatial features, with justification.

Elaboration on this Achievement Objective

This means students will sort objects by selecting an attribute or attributes by which to classify items and allocating the items into groups by commonality of that attribute. At Level Two students should be able to find their own system to classify items, using attributes like shape, colour, size, texture, thickness, material, purpose, etc and justify their allocation of items into categories, for example "all of these shapes have three sides". In doing so students should develop geometric language for attributes such as "side", "corner", "centre", "face", "edge", "curved", "straight", "larger", "smaller", etc.