# Near Doubles

The near doubles build on student proficiency with the doubles facts, along with an understanding of near numbers (+1 facts).

When faced with a fact like 6 + 7, students can think double 6, plus one more.

 This is one strategy where the use of concrete and visual scaffolds is sometimes overlooked.  Students who have know a double fact but can’t extrapolate to near doubles can use concrete materials to build the double fact first. After modelling the double fact with counters, the student is asked to add a counter to one of the boxes, and how that would affect their total.

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 Near Double Flash Cards These cards show a reminder of the double fact for the near doubles. Snappy Doubles A two player game, taken from the Guide to Effective Instruction. Near Double Match A basic game where cards with near doubles are laid on a mat with helping doubles facts.

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2. Cathey says:

This is a ridiculous way to teach

3. trish says:

I agree wholeheartedly! Having seen my 7yr old grandchild in tears trying to comprehend the logic.

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5. Anonymous says:

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8. Jack says:

THERE ARE NO POINTS IN LIFE FOR UNDERSTANDING THE RIDICULOUS LOGIC OF THESE PROBLEMS. YOUR LIFE IS MEASURE ON THE CORRECT END-SUM. LIBERAL LOGIC HERE…

9. Mikee says:

Stupid stupid stupid.Born in 72 and didn’t have to learn this BS. No logic at all. It is confusing to me and really stressing children. Parents are pissed off. It needs to change. Or our kids will grow up as mentally ill. That is all.

10. Chandra Tate says:

My daughter is in 1st grade and this is the most stressful DUMBEST math I’ve ever heard. At one point in her life will she need this? What is the purpose of teaching a near double…this is unnecessary and a complete waste of her and my time. She is stressed out! In 1st grade they need to learn the basics of simple math and instead we are being forced to teach them word problems…when they can barely add!

I’m practically home schooling her…

11. Ms. Peppermint says:

I don’t think it’s that bad. This isn’t how I learned, but my first grader caught on. I see where they are going with it.

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