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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.

Have a try at making a lady bird! Paint spots on one side and fold over to find the double!

Have a try at making a lady bird! Paint spots on one side and fold over to find the double!  1

DOUBLES! DOUBLES!

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

Draw the same amount of legs on the monsters to double!

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