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Dot patterns build on our innate subitizing ability and are a highly effective way to develop conceptual understanding of number, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, integers, and more.

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Dot Cards

These dot cards are a great way to build on our innate subitizing ability and develop number understanding for 1-10. Have kids learn to identify the numbers, then use them to teach making 5 and making 10. You can also print 2 sets to practice doubling numbers!

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Dot Cards: Introductory Lessons

Looking for guidance on how to get started using the Dot Cards? Download this Guide to Getting Started, which will lead you through the basics of introducing the Dot Cards and using dot patterns to teach making 5, making 10, teen numbers, and doubles.

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Dot Cards: Small Size

These smaller dot cards print on one page and are a great size for students to have their own sets. Practice subitizing, match combinations to make 5 and 10, build teen numbers, play games like Memory and Go Fish, and more!

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Dot Cards: Dice Patterns

These cards show more useful arrangements of dot patterns, particularly used by practitioners in the UK. The numbers 1-6 are the standard dice arrangements, and 7-10 show the doubles or “near” doubles. These cards help facilitate the visual of doubles, near doubles, and whether each number is even or odd.

This set also includes a 9 arranged into 3 rows of 3.

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Dot Cards: Integers

These integer dot cards have matching arrangements in both black and red, allowing each color to represent positive and negative numbers. Use these cards to teach integers, play Integer Number War, develop various subitizing combinations for each number, and more.

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Playing Cards: Games List

Playing Cards are the ultimate tool for developing number sense while playing games! This standard 54-card deck features the ideal pip arrangements that strengthen our ability to subitize. Since there are no numerals, students will need to practice subitizing instead. Diamonds and spades feature the 5-group patterns from the dot cards, while hearts and clubs have dice and domino arrangements. Use these just like a regular deck of cards and play games like Go Fish, Go Make 10, Number War, Addition War, Integers War, and more!

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