Today I’m sharing a free printable game for mastering those doubles facts.
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Does your child bring home flash cards for nightly practice? My daughter has been carting those home in her back pack since she began seond grade. I don’t know about you, but the last thing I feel like doing in the evening is flash cards. It’s just not how I want to spend the time I have with my kids. (Can you say “boring snoring”?)
So I’m creating games to learn each set of facts. When we can master the facts with games, those flash cards won’t take any time at all.
A math game for the doubles facts
Our game for learning the doubles facts is a very simple memory game. Simply print the cards, laminate for durability, and place them face down in a grid. Take turns flipping over two cards to find a match. If the cards go together, you keep them. At the end of the game, count your cards to see who has the most.
If you’d like, throw in the Dinosaur Double cards. These are like wild cards. In the above example, your child would call the dinosaur card “5+5” and be able to keep both cards. If your child draws a mach fact and a Dinosaur Double card, the dinosaur would be the answer.
If your child draws two Dinosaur Double cards, then he can name a doubles fact with its answer.
If you play this way, you’ll probably have extra cards at the end without matches. No problem. Just take turns pulling a card from the leftovers and naming its match. Keep those cards too!
Here’s page one of the download.
Here are the answers to the doubles facts, plus more Dinosaur Double cards.
Bonus! The download also comes with these simple word problems. Each can be solved using a doubles fact. If you’d like, find a way to incorporate these with the game, or use them in a center.
*Be sure to print pages 2-7 front to back if you’d like the orange polka dot pattern on the back of your cards. If not, just print pages 2, 4, and 6.
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How do you teach the concept of addition?
- Start at the beginning with lots of counting practice.
- Use contextual examples.
- Use manipulatives first; then move students into centers and have them worksheets.
- Teach two addition models (join and part-part-whole).
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