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Celebrating Addition Doubles: A New Poster

Looking for fun addition doubles activities? Of course you are!

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First, check out this post for all the details about the doubles chant, from the book Doing Math in Morning Meeting. 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. 🙂

Addition double activities poster

Click here to grab your copy of the poster. For more addition doubles activities, check out this post.

Double strategy for addition

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  1. 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!!!

  2. 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!

    The Math Maniac

  3. 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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