Find Out How To Teach the Double Numbers Or Doubling In Kids 

Doubling numbers with real life objects

Concept Of Double Numbers Or Doubling

What is Double

Double Numbers or Doubling means to have the same amount again. I used many hands-on activities to introduce the concept of double numbers to my kids. I love it when my kids explore and learn with the help of materials associated. Start in a very gentle way. Start with small numbers. Show them the live examples. I always try to show live examples when I introduce a new concept. The doubling concept is straightforward to introduce. , Doubles are all around our house. Let the children explore :

  • Staps of bags, i.e., 2 and 2
  • Our ears 2+2
  • We have 2 hands 2+2
  • ice fillers 4+4

Materials Required

I used lots of hands-on material to introduce the concept of doubling for my kids:

  • I used the live available things at my homes, such as vegetables, fruits, and toys, to show doubles.
  • Building blocks are very colorful and engaging objects to introduce.
  • I used colorful wooden sticks.
  • Disposable cups to start the topic.
  • Crayons and pencil colors to make it attractive.

Doubling With Real Objects

Doubling numbers with real life objects

I took the help of real fruits and veggies to introduce the concept of doubles in numbers. I try to show them 2 apples and then 2 apples more and count them using the number line concept. This way :

  • 2+2=4
  • 3+3=6
  • 4+4=8
  • 5+5=10

and so on. But for preschoolers and kindergartners, learning with the help of play and different activities, words magical.

Doubling Numbers With Building Blocks

Doubling numbers with blocks

Here I used construction or building blocks with my kid. She loves to play with it, and it encourages hand-eye coordination skills. She took the blocks and sorted them based on colors. I took them and tried to separate them based on double. I took 3 orange ones; she made a tower. Same we did with the yellow blocks. She counted and with the help of doubling concept. She was able to add and make a tower of 6 blocks, i.e., 3+3=6.


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