Number sense is the foundation of mathematics learning. Without it, students struggle to make connections to other math concepts. Using “Quick Image Cards” helps students to subitize (look at a set and recognize the quantity without having to count them) quickly and efficiently. They also help them to visualize what it means to put two parts together to make a whole, and what the two parts of the whole are. They will understand that there is more than one way to compose and decompose a number. Quick image cards also help students to develop fact fluency. Put down the timed tests, and implement these quick image cards to develop their fact fluency!
To prepare these cards for use, I suggest copying them on card stock, laminating them for durability, and cutting them along the dotted line. Included in this set are 49 different quick image cards – including the “turn- around”, “flip-flopped”,” switcheroo” facts, (whatever term you use to illustrate the commutative property of addition). Once they are cut, you are all set to use them in your classroom .
This is the beginner set of Quick Image cards. I will be adding at least two more (more difficult sets) to my store in the coming days, so check back often!