This learning activity enables children to compare amounts of objects and develop the skill of subitising. Each card has two sets of objects; these may be different or equal amounts. Children are encouraged to identify which group has more, less, the same and so on. Children can count the amounts to make the comparisons but subitising is encouraged where possible.
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Development Matters Statement Links
3 and 4 year olds
(M-1) Develop fast recognition of up to 3 objects, without having to count them individually (‘subitising’).
(M-4) Know that the last number reached when counting a small set of objects tells you how many there are in total (‘cardinal principle’).
(M-9) Compare quantities using language: ‘more than’, ‘fewer than’.
Children in Reception
(M-21) Count objects, actions and sounds.
(M-25) Compare numbers.
Early Learning Goal
- Have a deep understanding of number to 10, including the composition of each number.
- Subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5.
- Automatically recall (without reference to rhymes, counting or other aids) number bonds up to 5 (including subtraction facts) and some number bonds to 10, including double facts.
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