Monday, 27 May 2013

Emergent Numeracy Skills

I have a bunch of students who are in the very early stages of understanding number. Yes, they can orally count, but subitising and trusting the count? Nope. They need to physically touch and count all.

So one of my goals this year is to better understand the developmental stages and to research exactly how to reach these children and how to guide them to the next step. Ideally, I would like them all to be confident with subitising and trusting the count ready for place value in grade 2.

I am using the Count Me In Too resource and the Professor Di Siemon research.

Here are a couple of photos of number work we did last week:

Ways to represent 7

Representing 8


  1. Hi Liz,

    Thanks for visiting my blog! When I taught prep, every single day we would flip through our dot cards - there are lots on that you can print out and use. Simply flip through and children answer as quick as they can!

    We also got little paper plates and put round dots on them (number of dots was 5 to 10). The children stuck them on in whatever pattern they wanted - we flipped through these alot too!

    Hope that helps!


    1. thank you Alison! Great ideas!
      Sparklebox and paper plates = two of my very favourite teaching essentials :)