Sunday, October 30, 2016

Subitizing and Addition with Dominoes

I am always searching for new and inexpensive ways to make a hands on activity for my students and my kiddos. I am really excited when I succeed in making an activity which is appropriate both for my ESL classroom and homeschooling.

Browsing Pinterest the other day, I came across this great idea, a really fun way to practice number recognition, subitizing and basic addition facts. This is exactly what I need in my ESL classroom and at home, a resource that is simple to use, easy and makes math fun.

Subitizing and Addition Practice with Dominoes


The Domino Girl game is suppose to help kiddos practice subitizing in a fun and engaging way.

What is subitizing?

Subitizing is an ability to recognize that the six dots on a die is six, without counting the dots.

Why is subitizing important?

Children who can successfully subitize also can easily compose and decompose numbers.

With the Domino Girl Game, kids will shortly be able to look at a group of something and tell how many there are without counting each individual item.


Subitizing and Addition Practice with Dominoes

Subitizing and Addition Practice with Dominoes

Moreover, The Domino Girl game will help master math skills, like simple addition. The aim of this game is to add the two sides of a domino and then put it in the matching basket.

Subitizing and Addition Practice with Dominoes

Subitizing and Addition Practice with Dominoes

It can be differentiated very simply.
I use the Domino Girls numbered 0-10 with my four year old, and the whole set 0-18 with my six year old. I have also two sets of dominoes, one is up to 10, and the other is up to 18.


Subitizing and Addition Practice with Dominoes



I created this Domino Girl Subitizing and Addition NO PREP packet with 19 colorful Domino Girls, numbered 0 - 18. Just PRINT grab your dominoes and PLAY.

Subitizing and Addition Practice with Dominoes



I also made 19 Domino Girls in black&white, numbered 0 - 18, for those like me, who need low cost activities. There are a tiny bit of prep. You have to color 19 Domino Girls. I'm lucky to have students who love coloring, cutting, sticking. I put the Domino Girls in our fast finishers corner, and my students colored and cut out in no time at all. You can also send them with your students to color it at home!


Subitizing and Addition Practice with Dominoes


 55 dominos (0.7x1.5 inches) are included in this packet. However, I rather use real dominoes.

Subitizing and Addition Practice with Dominoes


The Domino Girl Product is available below:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Subitizing-and-Addition-up-to-18-Domino-Math-2831763


If you need more Domino games, activities and ideas, check out my Domino Games Board on Pinterest.





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