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Topic: Classifying/Ordering 

Thinking and Reasoning

 Standard 3.  Effectively uses mental processes that are based on identifying similarities and differences
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 2.Classifies things in terms of number, shape, texture, size, weight, color, motion, sound, and behavior
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Classifies things in terms of number
     2.Classifies things in terms of shape
     3.Classifies things in terms of texture
     4.Classifies things in terms of size
     5.Classifies things in terms of weight
     6.Classifies things in terms of color
     7.Classifies things in terms of motion
     8.Classifies things in terms of sound
     9.Classifies things in terms of behavior
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 4.Orders information and events chronologically, based on frequency of occurrence, or based on importance to a given criterion
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Orders information and events chronologically
     2.Orders information and events based on frequency of occurrence
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Identifies the qualitative and quantitative traits (other than frequency and obvious importance) that can be used to order and classify items
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Identifies the qualitative traits that can be used to order and classify items
     2.Identifies the quantitative traits that can be used to order and classify items
     3.Identifies traits other than frequency and obvious importance that can be used to order and classify items