Subitize” is the ability to quickly identify the number of items in a small group. Research indicates that developing the ability to subitize larger numbers can increase math skills in a few ways. One example is “counting on” or being able to start at 5 and continue counting up, which is a math strategy young children will need as they begin tackling adding and subtracting. 1. 2. Children will look at the pictures of the dots on the card. Children will subitize or count the dots on the card. 3. Use the tool to place that amount of bears in the cave. 4. Tell me how many bears there are using the . 5. Click the to turn it in.