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.
The Subitizing Song Version 1 (5:13)
This music video briefly explains what subitizing is at the beginning and the catchy upbeat song helps students practice the skill of subitizing (looking at a set of items and instantly recognizing how many) 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 the skill of subitizing 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 subitizing by counting a growing number 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 as we practice subitizing the different amounts of batteries. Set to the tune of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” this video is fun, catchy, and a great subitizing 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!”
Subitize Practice w/Tally Marks 1-20 (1:39)
This video is great to bring out when you are teaching subitizing OR tally marks. While there are no instructions about subitizing, this video is past-paced with fun, old-school background music that allows students 4-5 second to see the tally marks and shout out the number!
This video is a great fast-paced practice video 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!
Subitizing Video: Apple Subitizing Video SLOW VERSION (2:20)
Apples galore in this subiztizing 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 accompanying the numbers helps keep students on track and shouting out the numbers as quick as they can!
Subitize Super Fast | Subitize to 10 | Jack Hartmann (3:16)
This is great subitizing practice for students who have got the hang of subitizing and need a fast challenge with quick answers. Jack Hartmann challenges students not to take time to count but to just say the number before the answer pops up! This video includes practice with dots, ten-frames, and fingers.
More Subitizing Resources
- 1st Grade Math Games
- 1st Grade Math Centers
- Kindergarten Math Games
- Ideas for Mastering Math Fact Fluency