Ms. Kite’s Title I first graders at Ephesus Junior Academy used the doubles strategy to learn basic addition facts.

Addition Doubles Strategy

Addition Doubles Strategy

 

First, we read Double the Ducks by Stuart J. Murphy.

book Double the Ducks

Then, we worked through a word problem to find double the legs on two ants by creating ants out of pattern blocks.

doubles strategy for ants

Partners solved another word problem about arms on two snowmen by using the same pattern blocks.

pattern block snowmen

Finally, students played “Doubles Bingo” to show their use of the doubles strategy.

doubles Bingo for doubles strategy