Doubles

Learning focus

Learn how to make doubles using visual representations and explore doubling numbers up to 20.

This lesson includes:

  • a learning summary
  • two activities

Learn

Here is a cube.

If you had two cubes, you would have double.

Double means two lots of something.

For example, double one is two.

1 + 1 = 2

Here is a set of five toy cars.

If you double this, it makes this many:

Double five is ten.

5 + 5 = 10

Top tip

You can double a number by adding it to itself.

For example, double four is the same as saying 4 + 4.

4 + 4 = 8

Practise

Activity 1

Practise doubling numbers and representing them.

Eva has three cakes.

Can you draw how many cakes Eva has after she has doubled them?

Remember double means two lots of something. Doubles are always even numbers and end with 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.

Play

Test your skills on this topic even further by playing Karate Cats Maths - see if you can collect a new costume for your cat!

Game - Karate Cats Maths

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