Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Counting On Flashcards! & A FLASH GIVEAWAY

Many of you have seen my Ten Frame Fun! pack that is a set of themed ten frames for use throughout the year.  Another thing that I used a lot with my kinder kiddos is practicing the strategy of "counting on."  So, I created some flashcards to use with this.  I had a set that was printed on colored cardstock, but I thought it would be better for students to see the dots in two different colors.
The flashcards look like this:

Basically, you print, cut in half and laminate the flashcards.  Then, you fold on the dotted line.  When you first introduce it you show the kiddos the side with the red dots (with the blue dots folded behind where they can't see them).  I suggest practicing identifying these sets until they can quickly tell you how many red dots they see without counting, but you can count them together at the beginning.  After they tell you how many red dots, you unfold the card to show the blue dots.  You count on from there.  Here's an example of what the dialogue might sound like using the flash card above:

-{Teacher shows the red dots with the blue folded behind}
-Class: Nine!!!
-Teacher: Okay, I'm going to unfold and show you the other side.  Let's count on together.  How many red dots did you see?
-Class: Nine.
-Teacher: {Unfolds the card to show the blue side}.  {Points to red dots} Nine....{Points to blue dots} Ten.  How many dots are in all?
-Class: Ten

Eventually, your kiddos will be able to count on in their heads and not need to count on together as a class.  You can also easily relate it to addition since it is two different colors.

The pack includes 36 flash cards in all.  There are 4 different sets.  All have red dots 1-9 but the difference between each set is how many you count on by, or the number of blue dots.  There are sets with 1, 2, 3 and 4 blue dots.

You can get this set HERE for $2.00.

Here's a FLASH GIVEAWAY too! :) I'll choose one winner who will get this for free using random number generator tonight at 11:30pm central time!  Just follow my blog and comment below!


  1. I follow your blog, these are so cool, I've made them by hand before and thought about making them on the computer but haven't gotten around to it! I'd love to win a set!
    The Resource(ful) Room

  2. That is such a creative idea!!

  3. Love this idea! Conservation and counting on are so hard for some kinders! I follow your blog!

    Mrs. Krull
    Of Primary Importance

  4. I follow your blog.

    First Grade Delight

  5. Rats! I missed out on your giveaway! :)
    I have given you an award. Come on over to check it out!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  6. I love your Blog and Your wild imagination that comes with it....

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