Here is a peak inside one of my favorite boxes
dot stickers and binder rings. I use these to create subitizing cards and other projects with K-2 kids.
Today I want to show you 2 of the things I have been working on with these materials with a group of first graders.
Subitizing is the ability to recognize a quantity without counting. It is further broken into perceptual subitizing and conceptual subitizing. Need more information on these words? Check this out!
Double Flap Cards
I actually made these this week in first grade and with some intervention second graders. These are a great way to work on combinations of numbers and fact families. The particular kids I had that day were really needing more work on combinations of 10 so we made double flap cards for 10. I used the same stickers and a few sheets of card stock.
|This is what is written on the back of each double-flap card|
|Here is the 3+7 card with both flaps open. We can use this card to generate all the facts in the fact family for 3+7=10|
|I might open one flap and ask kids how many they see. I then might ask them how many are under the other flap.|
|I vary my language a bit and ask other questions such as, "how many do we need to add to 6 to get to 10?" I also might open both flaps and ask what will be left if I cover up the 10 (or take the 6 away etc)|