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. 🙂