Let’s talk subitizing!

While “subitizing” may not be a well-known word, it is certainly an important mathematical skill. Subitizing is the ability to instantly recognize the number of objects without actually counting them. This mathematical skill allows students to gain a grasp of numbers and advance to higher levels of addition.

Subitizing is essential for children’s mathematical development for many reasons:

  • Subitizing helps children to understand what numbers mean or how many “things” a number refers to
  • It can develop children’s pattern recognition
  • Children can over-rely on counting

There are two types of subitizing: perceptual and conceptual. Our brains can only easily subitize numbers up to five – this is perceptual subitizing. Anything above five is conceptual subitizing. This is because the numbers then start to relate to a larger quantity of things and identifying ‘how many’ without counting becomes more difficult.

For example, to subitize six, we would need to subitize three and three; four and two; or five and one. Only then could we combine the number pairs together to arrive at an answer of six.

If your child has difficulty in math, it could be because they can’t subitize. I’d love to help!

Kindergarten Readiness Summer Program

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

It is hard to believe it is almost time for your child to enter Kindergarten. This is a very exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming.

Right now, you may be wondering…..Is my child ready to go to school? Will they be scared? What will my child need to know when school starts? So many questions….. and I am here to help!

I’m happy to announce my Kindergarten Readiness Summer Program! In this 6 week program your child will learn social/emotional skills and necessary math and reading skills to help them be successful when school starts. Space is limited and payment plans are available. If you’re interested please email me at avillagetoledo@gmail.com.

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