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Subitizing Teaching Resources

Subitizing is the ability to instantly recognize the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them. For example, when a student rolls a die they can instantly recognize the number of dots on the face of the dice. Subitizing in the early years is all about helping students to relate numbers to actual items or groups of items. This collection of subitizing resources includes a variety of activities, games, worksheets, task cards, and PowerPoints to use in the classroom when teaching this important numeracy concept.

15 teaching resources for those 'aha' moments
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    Cover Up! - Subitizing Numbers Game

    Help students instantly recognize numbers 1-6 with this multiplayer Valentine’s Day board game. 

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Grades: PK - 1
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    Number Ring Activity (1-20)

    A number matchup activity to practice numbers 1-20.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Grades: PK - 1
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    Spot the Dots Subitizing 1–10 Activity

    A set of 1-10 subitizing cards that can be used in a variety of ways.

    Teach Starter Publishing 8 pages Grades: PK - 1
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    Number Talks - Subitizing Task Cards

    Build number sense skills with this set of 30 subitizing task cards.

    Teach Starter Publishing 10 pages Grades: PK - 2
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    Subitizing Animal Activity

    A set of 4 animal templates for students to practice subitizing numbers and using one-to-one correspondence.

    Teach Starter Publishing 4 pages Grades: PK - 1
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    Subitizing Small Collections PowerPoint

    An interactive, 34-slide editable PowerPoint presentation to use when teaching students to subitize.

    Teach Starter Publishing 34 pages Grades: PK - 1
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    Subitizing Numbers to 10 - Worksheet

    A worksheet for students to use when learning to subitize numbers to 10.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Grades: PK - 1
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    Subitizing Leapfrog Game

    A fun game for students to play when learning to subitize numbers from 1 to 6.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Grades: PK - 1
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    Subitizing 1 to 12 - Memory Game

    A set of subitizing cards for students to play a game of memory when learning to subitize numbers.

    Teach Starter Publishing 4 pages Grades: PK - 1
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    Subitizing 1 to 12 - Dominoes

    A set of dominoes to use in the classroom when learning to subitize numbers from 1 to 12.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Grades: PK - 1
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    Aliens in a Spaceship - Counting Game

    A fun, hands-on game for children to play when learning to count and use one-to-one correspondence or when learning to subitize.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Grades: PK - K
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    Subitizing Dice - Numbers 1 to 9

    Subitizing is the process of immediately recognizing how many items are in a small group.

    Teach Starter Publishing 9 pages Grades: PK - 2
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    Practicing Subitizing

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will quickly identify a small collection of objects with the use of subitizing.

    Teach Starter Publishing 80 pages Grades: PK - 2 60 mins
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    Subitizing Small Collections

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will use subitizing to count small collections.

    Teach Starter Publishing 82 pages Grades: PK - 2 60 mins
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    How to Teach Subitizing: Fun Math Activities for Kids

    Looking for new ways to teach subitizing and activities that make subitizing click for kids? Try these ideas!

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