Maths

Doubling.

Before you try the worksheet, here are some practical ways of doubling. Remember it is the same number again!

• Find some objects around the house for example, leaves, sticks, blocks.
• On one side have a certain amount, for example 2 toy cars.
• On another side ‘add’ the same amount, for example 2 more toy cars.
• Ask your child, how many are there altogether? “Altogether I have 4 toy cars”.
• Children to say the sentence “double 2 is 4”.

Here are some example questions to practically complete:

• There are 3 leaves on the floor. 3 more leaves fall on the ground. How many leaves are there in total? “Double 3 is...”
• I have 5 teddy bears. I get 5 more teddy bears. How many do I have altogether? “Double 5 is...”
• There are 4 stones, I get 4 more. How many are there in total? “Double 4 is...”
• I have 8 beans on my plate. I have 8 more. How many do I have altogether? “Double 8 is...”

Key vocabulary to use: altogether, in total, more, together, add, double, same.

Challenge!

Try writing the number sentence for each question. For example, 5 + 5 =

OR

Double 3 is 3.

Tricks for Teaching Children Doubling!

Parents! Here is a short clip suggesting some ideas to support your child at home with doubling! I like the mirror idea.

DOUBLES! DOUBLES!

Have a listen to this double song... Can you sing along too?

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