Math Sorts – A Math Workshop Station

Math Workshop

I’m always on the lookout for math stations that will make math workshop run smoothly.  Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite math stations: Math Sorts!  Why use math sorts?

  • There is no prep!  Just print, place at a math station, and you’re done!
  • They are organized by standard! You can easily pick what standard you want your students to practice.
  • There are two versions that allow you to differentiate as needed.

I introduce math sorting as part of my whole group lessons and also during my small groups.  After students understand the concept, I start placing math sorts in the independent center.  I display the following sheet at the math station



DAY 1:

  1. Write your Name & Date!
  2. Write your number on the back of each card.
  3. Cut out the sorting cards.
  4. Sort the cards into categories.
  5. Discuss with your partner how you sorted your cards.
  6. Store cards & sorting paper in baggie.

DAY 2:

  1. Re-sort your cards.
  2. Discuss with your partner how you sorted your cards.
  3. Glue sorting paper and cards inside math notebook.
  4. Explain how you sorted your cards in your math notebook.

Below is a picture of a math sort from my Operations & Algebraic Thinking sorts.  You can click on the image to download a FREE math sorts for you to try in your classroom.

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If you are interested in more math sorts, view the bundle PREVIEW.  The preview includes more FREE math sorts that you can use to make sure this product is right for your classroom 🙂  Thank you for reading!

Available for grades 2-5

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  • Reply
    July 15, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Do you have these for 2nd grade? I didn’t see them…

  • Reply
    Nikki VALINE
    July 26, 2016 at 12:33 am

    These are so great. I plan to use them along w a game as
    a weekly HW activity to do with their family. 🙂

    • Reply
      Mrs. Santillana
      March 29, 2017 at 12:02 am

      That is an EXCELLENT idea! These math sorts really bring out ‘math talk’. I love the idea of having students explain their thinking to their parents 🙂

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    Carin Moats
    July 28, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE! Any chance a second grade version will be available soon?

  • Reply
    October 17, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Do you have the math sorts for second grade, would love to use them! Thanks

  • Reply
    Paige McGee
    March 28, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Do these come with answer sheets for subs to have?

    • Reply
      Mrs. Santillana
      March 29, 2017 at 12:05 am

      They currently do not come with an answer key, but I plan on working on this during the summer. I’m thinking of creating a video resource page to go along with the math sorts as well, so you can show the videos to your students.

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        Aisha Randolph
        July 28, 2017 at 11:53 pm

        If I purchase these (the 5th grade bundle from TPT) now within the next week, will the answers and video be available free?

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          Mrs. Santillana
          July 29, 2017 at 6:56 am

          Hi 🙂 The paper (PDF) answer key will be included, but I have not decided how to go about the video answer keys. I am still figuring out what would be the best way to provide them to teachers.

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    Sharon Shepeard
    July 20, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Do you have these for 1st Grade?

    • Reply
      Mrs. Santillana
      July 24, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      Hi! They will be here soon. Thank you for your patience! I will add a growing bundle early in August.

  • Reply
    July 24, 2017 at 7:49 am

    I am also looking for these for 1st Grade as well

    • Reply
      Mrs. Santillana
      July 24, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      Hi! They will be here soon. Thank you for your patience! I will add a growing bundle early in August.

  • Reply
    James Clark
    August 25, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Hello!! Are the answer keys for 2nd Grade available? Or is this still a work in progress?

    • Reply
      Mrs. Santillana
      September 16, 2017 at 5:17 am

      Hi, I am going to work on the 2nd and 5th grade answer keys next.

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