The purpose of this comprehensive research-based set of 86 ten frames and dot patterns flashcards is to help students increase their numeracy skills by strengthening their ability to subitize, recognize spatial patterns, and develop part-part-total learning for numbers to ten. This learning will enhance students’ ability to perform mental math for addition and subtraction as well as during problem solving.
The ten frames and dot patterns flashcards include specific dot patterns for subitizing and spatial pattern recognition based on current research of John A. Van de Walle, Robert J. Wright, and David Sousa. The flashcards support the K-2 Common Core Math Standards which have placed a much greater emphasis on numeracy.
The flashcards are organized to support the following numeracy concepts:
1. Subitizing and recognizing spatial patterns to ten
2. One more and two more of a given number to ten
3. Partitions of five
4. Five as a reference (five-wise) to ten
5. Pairs as a reference (pair-wise) to ten
6. Partitions of ten
The majority of the dots on the cards are blue, and some of the cards also have red dots to support part-part-whole learning, so you will need to print them in color. There are four flashcards per page. After cutting, they measure 5.5” by 4.25”. For quick and easy access, the flashcards are organized by a small colored frog in the upper right corner with a key indicating which set they go with. I print the sets on 8 ½” by 11” 110 lb. white cardstock.
Your purchase includes:
1. 44 regular and irregular dot pattern cards to ten
2. 11 five frames (including amounts up to 5 and partitions of 5)
3. 13 ten frames organized five-wise
4. 7 ten frames organized pair-wise
5. 2 ten frames organized both five-wise and pair-wise
6. 9 ten frames organized by partitions of ten
7. A research-based path to follow for presenting the concepts
8. A set of directions and activities
9. Access to a wealth of information on my website, www.flipflopmath.com
For more information about this product, go to my website, www.flipflopmath.com, which has a wealth of information and materials for teaching K-5 math. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love hearing from other teachers about math. Please join our email list on our website for periodic emails about my blog as well as new product information.