It’s Double Trouble Time!⏰ Adding doubles (1+1, 2+2, and so on) is an important step in learning basic operations for your youngest mathematicians. This is one of the first steps in understanding counting, addition, and eventually multiplication skills.
Engage with an Adding Doubles Song!
Build a Foundation with an Anchor Chart
Adding Doubles Pictures
Color and cut pictures of baseballs and gloves to practice those addition doubles! Add two baseballs plus two gloves to equal four, or use the picture manipulatives to count three gloves + three more gloves for a total of six!
Color by Number
Yes! More coloring! Your K-2 students love to bring out the markers, crayons, and colored pencils, so activate their fact power with a color by number baseball player. This is another chance for your students to practice thier doubles and hit it out of the park! Your students simply solve the problems on the baseball player and color by number according to the key provided. It’s a home run for your students who are visual learners!
Use a Number Line
Incorporate a number line into adding doubles instruction. As your students solve the equations, they can use a number line as a visual or even plot their answer on the number line. Number lines are a great way to practice counting along with basic operations such as addition.
More Adding Doubles Practice
- Timed Test (36 questions on the page)
- Adding Doubles with Dominoes (2 differentiated)
- Missing Addends
- Doubles Number Puzzle
- Color by Number (6)
- Five in a Row Game (2)
- Rolling for Fluency Game
- Roll and Color Game (2)
- Doubles Sum Find Game
- Tic Tac Toe Game
- Word Problems
- True/False – cut, sort glue
- Baseball themed cut and glue to the double’s sum (2)
- Student Bookmarks, Flashcards and Addition Chart
- Doubles Anchor Charts (black/white and color)
Adding doubles is a beginning skill for students learning basic operations and addition. However, it’s a huge building block in learning multiplication (by 2).