What Does Research Tell Us?
Subitizing: What Is It? Why Teach It? Douglas H. Clements (1999)
A seminal article which is often referred to!!
Activities to Support Perceptual Subitising
Dice games – simply playing board games with a 6-sided subitised die will assist children in developing perceptual subitising.
Making Patterns – show a quick image or flash card of a subitised pattern. Children then use counters or coloured glass stones to replicate the pattern. This activity assists children to visualise patterns and embed the image in their minds.
Display each dot pattern for only 3 seconds. Click ‘enter’ to go to a blue screen then click again to reveal the answer.
Domino: Games with Dots from Lessons Learnt Journal
Printable Dominoes from First-School.ws
Printable Dominoes from Helping With Math
Subitizing with Dot Plates from Mathematics for the Curious Pre-K-K Click on the owl to download
Flower and Flower Pot Match from Lovely Commotion
1-6 Playing Cards for Go Fish and Concentration
Monster Dice Match from The Measured Mom
Ladybug, Ladybug Roll and Cover from Oceans of First Grade Fun
Ice Cream Count and Match from The Measured Mom
Subitizing – Laying the foundations for number sense – yes, there is a cost involved but this book by Ann and Johnny Baker provides activities and games, problematized situations and mental routines. The mental routine includes closed, open and flipped questions, that encourage a deeper level of thinking. great resource!!
Until next time,