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Videos that Teach Subitizing

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Written by: Angie Olson

Subitizing, or the ability to recognize the total number of objects without counting, is a foundational math skill that young learners need to master.  When introducing subitizing, math videos are a great way to get students familiar with and excited about learning more.

For a deeper dive into subitizing, check out this post: How to Teach Subitizing in 1st Grade. (link when published)

The Subitizing Song Version 1 (5:13)

This music video briefly explains what subitizing is at the beginning. Then, the catchy upbeat song helps students practice the skill using: random dot patterns, ten-frame patterns, and finger patterns from 0 to 10. (Bonus: There are two versions of this song, one that pronounces the word SOO-bitize, and a second version that pronounces it SUH-bitize)

The Subitizing Song  Version 2 (5:13)

This video is version 2 of the Subitizing song with the same melody and beat as Version 1. But, in this video, we practice up to 12 using tally marks, dice patterns, and cube trains.

Turkey Count & Subitize Song (5:05)

This video is perfect if you are teaching subitizing around fall or Thanksgiving. In this video, students practice counting a growing number of turkeys as they follow along with a goofy Thanksgiving song!

Reindeer Subitization – A Christmas Math Song! (4:02)

Looking for some holiday-themed subitizing practice? In this video, Santa needs to find the right number of batteries to get Rudolph's nose to glow. Subitization practice comes with identifying the different amounts of batteries. Set to the tune of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” this video is fun, catchy, and a great review!

Subitize with a Pirate (Pirate Math Song for Kids) (4:00)

This pirate-themed music video is fun and a great practice video that utilizes grouping, tally marks, and ten-frames to practice subitizing. Students have about 4 seconds to shout out the answer, so “think fast or walk the plank!”

Subitising (2:30)

This video is great fast-paced practice for practicing subitizing using the numbers on a dice.  Easy-going background music accompanies the number values as the answers are quickly revealed. For practice with numbers 1-10!

Subitize Practice w/Tally Marks 1-20 (1:39)

This video is great to bring out when you are teaching subitizing OR tally marks. This video is fast-paced with fun, old-school background music that allows students 4-5 seconds to see the tally marks and shout out the number!

Apple Subitizing Video SLOW VERSION (2:20)

Apples galore in this fun video! This is a great quick video for students to practice their subitizing skills by identifying numbers in ten-frames, an apple tree, and apple cores (in the patterns of tally marks). Fun background music accompanies this easy classroom review video!

Subitize Rock  | Math Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann (5:22)

Here is just one of many subitizing music videos that Jack Hartmann has created for teachers and students! In this video, students get the chance to practice recognizing number values quickly using dots, ten-frames, and fingers. The upbeat music helps keep students on track and shouting out the numbers as quickly as they can!

Subitize Super Fast | Subitize to 10 | Jack Hartmann (3:16)

This is great practice for students who have gotten the hang of subitizing and need a fast challenge with quick answers. Jack Hartmann challenges students to just say the number without counting before the answer pops up! This video includes practice with dots, ten-frames, and fingers.

Printable Subitizing Resources

Subitizing to 10 Math Center

Have students practice their subitizing skills with the hands on cut and paste center.

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Subitizing Quick Check

When it is time to assess (or pre-assess) subitizing skills, check out this no prep quick check assessment.

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Digital Subitizing Toothy

How does this sound: zero prep, skill practice and high student engagement. If this sounds like something you would love to incorporate into your classroom, download below.

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For more Subitizing teaching ideas, check out this post: How to Teach Subitizing in 1st Grade.

Subitizing, or the ability to recognize the total number of objects without counting, is a foundational math skill that young learners need to master.  When introducing this concept, math videos are a great way to get students familiar with and excited about learning more. #kindergarten #1stgrade #subitizing #kindergartenmath #numbersense

3 Comments

  1. Ruth

    This is good stuff.!!!!!

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  2. Agnieszka

    Awesome! I love it!!!

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  3. Virginia B Hinterthuer

    hello. can anyone clarify how you properly say subitize?
    Is it SUB or SOOB?

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