Thanks for checking out this great subitizing game!
This game is best played with 2 players; however, up to 4 players can easily work, too. Dots are in varying arrangements totaling numbers 1-5 and 1-10 on each game board, respectively. “Sets” within the arrangements are differently colored to scaffold difficulty for different learners’ abilities, as well.
Print the game boards on white card stock. One game board features 1-5 dot sets; the other game board features 1-10 dot sets. Laminate for durability (or place in plastic sheet protectors). Gather colored 1” tiles (math manipulatives) – you’ll need 24 for each game board. You’re ready to subitize!
Cover the board you’ve selected with colored tiles. Player 1 uncovers any square for Player 2 to see. After 3 seconds, Player 1 covers the square again. If Player 2 correctly names the number of dots that were there (a.k.a., “subitizes” the dots), s/he keeps the tile; if wrong, the tile stays on the board. Play continues back and forth between players until all tiles have been removed from the board.
The winner has the most tiles!