Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thrifty Thursday {subitizing plates}

It's Thursday and time for a Thrifty Thursday link up with Greg from Kindergarten Smorgasboard.

Subitizing?

*to perceive at a glance the number of items presented
*instantly seeing how many

In Kindergarten we spend a lot of the year working on subitizing.  At the start of my math hour, I show 3-4 dot images for a few seconds each and we discuss what the students saw.  This is called "Number Talks".  You can find more information in the book Number Talks by Sherry Parrish.  I haven't read this book, but have heard great things!


While attending a math training this past spring, I was able to "make and take" these subitizing plates.  I keep a stack of them at my teacher chair so they are ready to be used whenever I need them!

They are easy to make and Thrifty, with a capital "T"!!!

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Materials needed:
Paper plates - I used a heavy cardboard style plate that my school had on hand
Bingo markers - you can also use regular markers and draw circles or use circle stickers

Simply copy the dot patterns onto the paper plates - don't forget zero!
Here are the dot patterns that you can copy.  Click above to access the pdf.
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Check out this video from the Teaching Channel.  It gives you an idea on how to use the plates.  The teacher here uses a ten frame, which I use a little later in the year.
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2 comments:

  1. LOVE your subitizing plates. I am so glad you linked up with Greg. I look forward to reading more of you post.

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I will be posting some more ideas for activities to do with the plates in the next few days!

      Kay

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