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# Subitizing Sorting Activity

• Updated:  13 Sep 2023

Practice recognizing the quantity of a small group of objects with this subitizing sorting activity.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  27 Pages

### Curriculum

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4

Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4.A

When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4.B

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.

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.5

Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.

teaching resource

# Subitizing Sorting Activity

• Updated:  13 Sep 2023

Practice recognizing the quantity of a small group of objects with this subitizing sorting activity.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  27 Pages

Practice recognizing the quantity of a small group of objects with this subitizing sorting activity.

## 🐠 Splash Into Subitizing With a Sorting Activity!

Are your students O-FISH-ALLY learning how to subitize numbers? Subitizing is an important foundational skill for early primary students. When students subitize numbers, they are able to determine the number of objects without counting them one at a time. Students may recognize a group of 3 objects and another group of 2 objects and group them together to determine that there are 5 objects. The resource gives students the opportunity to practice their subitizing skills with a sorting activity.

To play:

1. Set out the aquarium number cards on the table or floor.
2. Place the subitizing fish cards in a stack.
3. Students take turns choosing a fish card, counting the objects, and placing it with the appropriate number card.

Through this activity, students will show they can use visual clustering skills to quickly recognize up to a group of 20 objects.

## Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this subitizing activity to enhance learning through guided math groups, or as a partner activity.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:

### 🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by limiting the activity to include numbers under 10. Once students are able to subitize smaller collections, introduce cards with larger numbers.

### ➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to write a number that is 1 more or 1 less than a given number.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!

## Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

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Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

This resource was created by Nicole Ellis, a teacher in New York and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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