Ms. Kite’s Title I first graders at Ephesus Junior Academy used the doubles strategy to learn basic addition facts.
Addition Doubles Strategy
First, we read Double the Ducks by Stuart J. Murphy.
Then, we worked through a word problem to find double the legs on two ants by creating ants out of pattern blocks.
Partners solved another word problem about arms on two snowmen by using the same pattern blocks.
Finally, students played “Doubles Bingo” to show their use of the doubles strategy.