Series: Focus on Play

Matching Cards Game in PreK

Duration: 00:55Having video problems?

If you use Internet Explorer 8 or below, please consider using Chrome, Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Safari, or a tablet or smartphone for a better viewing experience.

A quick matching cards game with dot cards is a fun way for preschoolers to practice recognizing small sets without counting—a key skill for building visual number sense.

Why is this important?

Matching card games can be played with the cards face up. That reduces the cognitive load of remembering where the cards are spatially and puts the emphasis on quick recognition of small sets (subitizing).

Foundational Math Concepts

Source: Erikson Institute • Copyright: Erikson Institute • Content ID: ED530-160824

More in the Focus on Play series

ED401-160822 blocks in kindergarten 640x360

Value of Blocks in Kindergarten

A kindergarten teacher makes a strong case for how time spent playing with blocks supports mathematical thinking and learning in her classroom.

Leave a Reply

Your email will not be published. Name and Email fields are required.