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.
Try writing the number sentence for each question. For example, 5 + 5 =
Double 3 is 3.