Monday, April 20, 2015

Using Subitizing Cards to Foster Multiplicative Thinking

Subitizing is an instant way of counting.  I had heard of several first grade teachers using it with ten frames to teach the concept of ways to make ten.

 I had never thought of using it to teach multiplication until I found these multiplication subitizing cards.

I have been using these cards as warm ups for small group and whole group lessons as well as for time fillers when we have a few extra minutes.  The kids love them and it has also helped with learning their math facts!  

Watch the video below to see them in action!

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  1. How cool! Where did you find them? My kids love the subitizing app from The Teacher subitizes with dice, fingers, ten frames, dominoes, and I can't remember what else!
    The Apple Basket Teacher

  2. I don't remember how I found them, but the link to find them is in the post (the red font). Hope that helps! I need to try out that app! We are supposed to get ipads next year (fingers crossed!).


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