Subitizing in Nature
Subitizing is a skill and the ability to instantaneously recognize the number of objects in a small group without the need to count the items. Children enjoy the challenge of subitizing. You can begin the activity by giving the prompt. “Lets find out how many items are in this group without counting.” Start with smaller groups of objects, 1,2, or three. Nature creates many opportunities to subitize!
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[00:00:09.520]How many feet?
[00:00:11.150]One, two, three.
[00:00:14.486]You know I'm trying to do not with counting!
[00:00:17.587]Okay, try it.
[00:00:21.115]Two, four, six!
[00:00:24.103]Aha, so you counted by twos to figure it out,
[00:00:26.130]that's one way to figure it out, too.
[00:00:28.349]Hey everybody, it's a beautiful day outside,
[00:00:30.920]the sun is shining, and we are getting some fresh air.
[00:00:36.150]We went on a little walk up to the park
[00:00:39.110]and we are going to be doing a math activity.
[00:00:42.780]It's being able to subitize.
[00:00:45.780]So, subitizing is the ability to be able to accurately
[00:00:51.620]recognize how many objects are in a group,
[00:00:57.470]and so just being able to look at an amount of objects
[00:01:01.740]and say how many are there.
[00:01:04.220]So, go have fun outside, and subitize.
[00:01:24.370]So, Mom, look.
[00:01:25.750]I have eight screws on this skateboard,
[00:01:28.700]or, if you're trying to go smaller, four.
[00:01:33.090]And there's also four wheels.
[00:01:38.514]Look, I found a swing!
[00:01:43.858]Two rocky things.
[00:01:50.170]Three blue or purple flowers,
[00:01:52.650]I don't know what they are.
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