Subitizing refers to the ability to instantly recognize the total number of objects in a group without counting. It is an essential skill for developing number sense.
Developing subitizing skills helps students build a strong foundation in number sense, which is crucial for further mathematical learning. It allows them to quickly recognize quantities, make comparisons, and solve problems more efficiently.
You can help your child improve their subitizing skills by providing opportunities for visual recognition of numbers in everyday situations. Encourage them to play games that involve recognizing quantities without counting, such as dice games or card matching games.