Do you know about Number Sense and Subitizing?

Teach Magically Subitizing and Number Sense Dice Picture

Have you been working on building number sense?  Subitizing should be a focus!

What is subitizing?

Subtilizing is the ability to see a small amount of objects and know how many there are without counting. Subitizing is what tells you what number you roll on a six sided dice without counting the dots.  If your students have difficulty and always count the dots...you must practice until counting is no longer necessary! (Many will still have to count even if you do it every day!)

Roll a dice and try to tell the number without counting!  The students know that they can count, BUT only if needed!  

A Few FUN Things To Work on Number Sense

1. Color presents since it is December!  The sheet has the dots to match and the number to help with number recognition.  Download the free game by clicking on the picture!
Teach Magically Subitizing Number Sense Gift Picture

2. You can also play hopscotch! (Click here for FREE game.)Roll the dice, say the number, hop beside the number, turn around and hop back....yes, try to count backwards...if you can!
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3. Look for totals and the parts!
Teach Magically Number Sense Subitizing Gift Pictures
Take a look at the cards!  Find the total and discuss the parts (hopefully your kiddos will begin to see the parts just by recognizing the shape, subitizing. Discuss then finad a match on a recording sheet or write a number sentence! (Get Number Cards Here)

4. Dot Card Discussion. Talk about what is seen on dot cards! 
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 Questions for discussion:
How many dots did you see?
How did you know how many?
How did you know that was _____?
How did you see it?
What did you see?
Did anyone see it a different way?

It is so important to not to comment on answers!  You are trying to understand the thought process that is happening in the students' heads!  It also develops students' understanding of how to explain what they are thinking!  Other may get a few ideas too!

Give the gift of number sense and subitize!

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