Friday, October 17, 2014

Subitizing Numbers

Subitizing numbers is when children can recognize a quantity without counting. Tools like ten frames, dominoes, and dice  help build this skill. An example of this is when a child can look at the face of a die and know five dots represents the number 5 without counting. 

We put out a 'domino parking lot' game for the children to use in order to practice identifying the quantity of dominoes. Children were encouraged to identify dominoes and place them on the mat according to number. These were all placed on the same number on the mat. 

In our activity our parking lot cards had the choice of either numerals or words in order to meet children's needs and challenge those ready to learn number words. 

Some children realized that numbers can be composed of all different dot combinations!

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