Celebrating Doubles: A New Poster for the Morning Meeting Doubles Chant - Math Coach's Corner

Celebrating Doubles: A New Poster for the Morning Meeting Doubles Chant

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

About a month ago, I shared an activity for practicing doubles.

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It came from the book Doing Math in Morning Meeting. Check out this post for all the details about the chant. In short, knowing doubles leads to students being able to use the doubles strategy for addition to master facts such at 6 + 7 (6 + 6 plus 1 more).  Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of visiting Avon Elementary School in Avon Park, FL, and I figured my hand-written poster needed to be spruced up for the trip. Ta da! New poster. We are fortunate enough to have a poster-sized plotter printer, and it enlarges perfectly.

A couple of notes.  First, if you use ten-sided dice (0-9), you can practice doubles up to 9 + 9. Second, when I asked the second-grade class to give me examples of doubles, one bright kiddo said 2 x 2.  Hmmm, that got me thinking.  This activity could easily be used with older kiddos for multiplication doubles!  From the mouth of babes. 🙂

Click here to grab your copy of the poster. To grab a free activity for using the doubles strategy for addition, check out this post.

Double strategy for addition

 

5 Comments

  1. Alma Neira

    Did you leave out a product number of 15 and 27 on purpose on the Engaging Fact Practice Game? My students loved it!!!

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  2. TheElementary MathManiac

    Great poster! I never thought about using this activity with multiplication but it would work great! I have been going into classrooms the last few weeks and doing activities from this book. There are some great ones!

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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    • Donna Boucher

      Yes, Tara, lots of great and easy activities in that book!

      Reply
  3. Sara Franza

    Love the poster, Donna! I have already shared this activity with multiple teachers and schools. Everyone has loved it! So enjoyed your visit. Need to start planning the next one!!!

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    • Donna Boucher

      I had a blast seeing you and working with your teachers and kiddos! LOVE Avon Elementary.

      Reply

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