Doubles Facts Free Math Printable PDF
This post has a free printable for double facts which could be used after reading the book Double the Ducks Math Start Book by Stuart J. Murphy, and illustrated by Valeria Petrone.
Recently, Jackie Higgins wrote a blog post about Double the Ducks, which inspired me to check the book out of the library and read it for myself. It is so great there are many children’s storybooks that include math thinking, and this is a very good example. In this story, a young cowboy farmer is caring for five ducks. But he only has two hands, and the ducks play in the pond but return with five more ducks! Now the work has been doubled. This cute counting story is a great introduction for young children to learn about doubles in math, such as 5 + 5 = 10.In class discussions, try linking doubles in math to real-life examples, such as 9 + 9 = 18 is the starting lineups of two baseball teams. Check her blog post for more ideas. Fourteen is a little difficult as there is nothing we use in everyday life that comes in two rows of seven, such as an egg carton for two rows of six, or 6 + 6 = 12. In first grade, we used to say one forwards seven and one backward seven makes the shape of a heart, and we think of hearts on February 14th, so 7 + 7 = 14, Valentine’s Day. There are many chances to notice doubles in everyday life and I included some ideas on one of the pages in my free PDF. The book Double the Ducks is not needed for the work pages, but it would be helpful for the first two work pages.
Here is one cut and paste worksheet included in the printable.
This is one “counting” page with some visual reminders to help with understanding doubles facts.
And here is another with other picture reminder options.
Happy reading and math, Carolyn