We started a new math unit to focus in on sorting. I introduced the students to the unit with a problem. I told them I had so many buttons and I needed their help to organize them! We're exploring the variety of ways we can sort. Each partnership received bags with a variety of buttons and paper to record how they sorted. It was interesting to see how students recorded their work-some drew themselves sorting, some created thinking maps, some counted and wrote down the number of each group (and this was all without direction!).