SUBITIZITING...is the ability to quickly identify..."see" a small amount of objects and know how many there are without counting.
This is the beginning of children having an understanding of numbers.
A great friend and college of mine loves playing the game "Rocks, Papers, Scissors" with a twist. She "SHOOTS" out various fingers, and the students have to immediately identify the amount. (No
counting allowed) The students become "pros".
So often when I work with my struggling mathematicians...I notice that they have to keep counting and recounting their fingers. They don't have a basic understanding of numbers.
I decided to create a "Subitizing" Number Sense Concentration Game...
I use card stock when printing...then laminate, and cut out the cards. I have found that card stock makes the cards more durable.
* game involves 2 players
* mix up group of cards
* place cards face down
* first player turns 2 cards over (keeping them in the same spot)
* if the cards match...the player gets to keep the set of cards
* if the cards do not match...they need to be turned back over
* player 2 then gets to turn over two cards
The object of the game is to get the most card matches..matching the number with the correct amount of "fingers"...Once all the cards are picked up and matched...the player with the most matches is the winner!!!!
This kit includes 2 separate games:
* Game 1...12 matching concentration cards
* Game 2...24 matching concentration cards
tags: number sense, concentration, concentration games, number sense games, math workshop, and math centers