Monday, September 2, 2013

Subitizing Sampler

Hello Everyone!!
Subitizing has become a big component of our math curriculum over the last few years.  Subitizing is "instantly seeing how many."  This coming week, we will work hard on seeing  groups of objects as a quantity, a unit, part of unit, or pattern. Exploring subitizing cards with kids will help them internalize quantity without having to count. Giving them the confidence to "just know" without counting gives them a step up to fluency in math.  I created a little mini unit to help me help my kids. This unit includes 21 pages of subitizing cards to print, cut apart and either use as a whole group mini lesson game or to put in your math tubs so kids can practice their "instant seeing."  There are dominoes, dice, ten frames, fingers, tally count, subitizing circles, and numbers. You will also find a subitizing miniposter to post. Here are a couple of pics.

Hope this helps you!!
Stay tuned for more subitizing fun!!
Have a great day!!


  1. What a great unit! Thanks so much for sharing. I hope to use this in the weeks to come with my first graders!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  2. Thanks Nancy!! These are great!! They will come in handy to help my students subitize!
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  3. YAY! thanks Nancy! Can't wait to get these to my firsties!
    Elementary Expedition

  4. I love it! We, too, do subitizing...but I love how you added extras like the math hands and non-standard dot configurations! Thanks for the freebie!

    First Grade Pizzazz

  5. Nancy thank you so much for these! I can't wait to use them.

  6. Hi Nancy!!! You are the best!!!! Thank you!��

  7. What another wonderful share--thanks! I bragged on your adorable "First Day Jitters" craft in my post today. I'm pretty new with all of this but hope it finally is visable publically. Anyway, you have shared so many wonderful ideas. You gave me lots of inspirations this summer when researching my attempts to jump into blogging. Thanks again for so many ideas.

  8. This is wonderful!! Can't wait to use this with my first graders! Curious-What math curriculum do you use? We work on various ways to recognize numbers, but new to the term subitizing. Thank you!
    Success In First

  9. Another fabulous unit - that is fun and functional... Love it and all your work! Thank you for always INSPIRING!

  10. Thanks for sharing these great cards and ideas:-)

  11. Thank you! I heard the word subitizing mentioned at a summer workshop and then kinda forgot about it with all the back to school chaos! I will definitely use this.

  12. Thank YOU so much! Printing as we speak! wendy 1stgradefireworks

  13. This looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  14. I really enjoyed all the different ways you showed subitizing. Again, thanks for sharing!

  15. Thank you so much for making these available! I am giving a talk about subtilizing and it's great to see such thoughtful lessons!


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