Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Doubles and Doubles Plus 1

Today we did a quick lesson/review of our Doubles and Doubles Plus One or as we call them Near Doubles.  We have practiced and practiced our Doubles Facts all year.  My little kiddos seem to have finally had their light bulb moment with Near Doubles.  Hallelujah!  Today we used a half sheet of newsprint folded hotdog, hamburger, hamburger style. Eight total squares.  I modeled the first two then gave them their doubles facts and off they went.  Even my "little strugglers" were off and running and did a fabulous job.    It was such an easy lesson but a great formative assessment for me. 

My modeling of Doubles and Near Doubles

Finished product

After walking around the room and checking everyone's paper I told them to give themselves a star.  This little guy got so excited he said "Look, I gave myself a bunch of stars".  Woo Hoo!

1 comment:

  1. I'm still waiting for that light bulb moment with my kiddos! :-)

    First Grade Delight