Build number sense skills with this set of 30 subitizing task cards.
Use this set of task cards to easily implement number talks into your classroom.
Number talks are meant to be short, daily, math activities that allow students to have meaningful and highly engaging conversations about math. These exchanges will lead to the development of more accurate, efficient, and flexible strategies for students.
This teaching resource is designed to help your students with subitizing. The ability to subitize, or instantly recognize small arrangements of items, is a foundational skill for developing number sense.
Show students the front of the card briefly, giving them enough time to see the card without counting what is on it. Then lower the card out of sight, and ask the prompts on the back.
Print out the task cards front and back so that the prompts are displayed on the back of each card. The cards can also be put on a ring for added convenience.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - ...
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
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