# Dots Collections

## Dot Collection are a simple, efficient way to support students as they practice their ability to subitize. The intent is to focus on building a “sense” for what the number symbols mean.

Read about Subitizing. Two Pager Subitize

## Why would I use 2 colour collection cards to build automatic recognition of number?

### I need to know if the colours are a distractor. Eight is eight, no matter what I make it from or what colours I use. Can you see beyond the pink and blue? If this is 8 dots then it is also 2 and 6 dots or five and three dots or 4 + 4dots. The ability to flexibly name numbers is foundational to building long term RECALL of facts.

Sheets like the example above are in the Dot Collection Book

Below is a list of the Cards I use that support students learning how to use their ability to subitize to build their automatic recall of number facts. There is a Dot Collection Book to support using these cards. It sells for \$59 and contains a wide variety of individual and group practice sheets.

I see 6 + 1, 5 + 2, 4 + 3, 3 + 3 + 1. This is 7