I’ve spent a couple of days this week in meetings for what could, I guess, be called an early numeracy task force for my district. We’ve been discussing and developing a continuum of skills our students must have to be considered numerically fluent. No surprise that we have been referring to John Van de Walle’s Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics: Grades PreK-2 extensively. If you are a primary math teacher, this is about the best $45 you can spend!
Foundational to the development of number sense is…drum roll…subitizing! The original version of this book had downloadable blackline masters (that link is now long gone…). The dot cards for practicing subitizing were quite small, so I enlarged some of them for my Kinder teachers to use whole group. Click here to grab your free copy!