Great brain activity that helps strengthen Math Minds!! See how fast you and your students can recognize the number of shapes on the cards without actually stopping to count them. This activity card set will strengthen your students' ability to subatize. What exactly is subatizing? It is the ability to see how many objects there are without actually counting them. This pattern recognition ability can be developed with practice using dot or object cards. Why is this important? This is a very important part of developing a strong mathematical foundation. Conceptual subatizing is recognizing groups of smaller numbers and adding them together.....Ie: 3 dots plus 2 dots equals 5 dots. This group of cards makes it fun and interesting for students to practice recognizing groups of objects without actually counting each one. These cards are colorful and fun to use. Copy them and laminate them and you will use them for many years to come. Easily used in a teacher directed small group; as a partner activity; and even an independent activity. Great for all grades to strengthen the brain's ability to recognize numbers. This set of cards contains 14 pages with 4 cards per page - total of 56 individual cards.