Grade Levels: K-3

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about addition and doubles facts. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Doubles topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more.

Classroom Activities for Teaching Doubles

Doubles Dutch
Exercise and do math! Divide the class into small groups and jump rope (or even double dutch) together. Call out doubles facts and have students jump rope their answer. Then have a group member call out a double fact and have other members solve. Make sure members switch roles so everyone gets a chance to jump rope and call out facts.

Double Up

Give every student an index card with a number. Then have students mingle around the room to find partners that are part of their doubles fact. For example, a student with the number seven will need to find students who have the number seven and fourteen. Then have the groups write down their doubles facts and related subtraction fact. Challenge students to find other ways to group (i.e. a student with the number eight can join with two fours, or find a sixteen and another eight) or combine to make doubles plus or minus one facts.

Family and Homeschool Activities for Teaching Doubles

Half Off

Help your child memorize doubles facts. Use items in your home as counters. Collect and even number of items and ask your child to divide them into two equal groups. Then have him or her write out the number sentence. Repeat the activity several times or over a few days to help your child commit doubles to memory.

Double Clap

Play a clapping game that helps your child memorize doubles facts. Clap out a number and count them together. Then have your child clap out the same number. Then clap the sum together, counting up. You can clap and count to the beat of a song or sing or rap the numbers together.