Doubles occur all around us in real life. Think about fingers and toes (5+5), egg cartons (6+6) or the wheels on a car (2+2). For this reason, most students find it easy to remember the doubles facts.
When students know the doubles facts, they can use them to figure out other nearby facts. For example, if a student knows 6+6, then 6+7 can easily be figured out by adding one more.
Knowing the doubles facts makes many other addition strategies easier, so in this strategy unit we will focus on learning the addition doubles facts.
My Math Fact Philosophy
My resources are created with this philosophy in mind:
•Math should be taught using the Concrete-Representational-Abstract model.
•UNDERSTANDING math facts is more important than memorizing math facts. Conceptual understanding is the key to math fact fluency.
•Students must be able to visualize the math in order to really understand it.
•True math fact fluency is more than just speed and accuracy. It also includes flexibility, which is essential to true fluency.
•One of the best ways to build flexibility is by making connections and forming relationships between facts.
This unit includes:
- Doubles Reference Poster and Fact Posters to post in your classroom for easy reference
- Thinking About Math strategy reflection
- Classroom Math Talk: Use these prompts for Number Talks or to get a conversation started about strategies and flexible thinking.
- Doubles Fact Mini-Book: Another way for your students to practice the doubles facts and make connections to other facts
- Activity Sheets to practice the doubles facts in a variety of fun and conceptual ways including ten frame and rekenrek representations
- Small Group or Station Activities: Use these task card activities for guided math groups, small groups, or even individual learning.
- Doubles Magic Circle: A whole class activity to practice the doubles facts
Mini Flashcards with Suggested Activities
What Teachers Are Saying
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "My students loved the visuals. They could state the doubles facts much faster than before, when the posters were taken away." Tracy G.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "These were the perfect teaching tool! The students were able to understand the worksheets and they were a great starting point." Jennifer E.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "This was a great resource to practice doubles. Some of my students were struggling with the concept, but this resource helped a lot!" Ryanne D.