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Double Dinos - Using Doubles Facts to Add Near Doubles Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 6 pages | Grades: 1 - 2

Practice the “near doubles” addition strategy to solve addition problems to 20.

“Near Doubles” Addition Strategy

This set of three worksheets is perfect for practicing the addition strategy of “near doubles”. Students complete the doubles facts and then the matching near doubles facts. There are three versions of the worksheet that have differentiated content and are identified by a small shape on the resource.

  • Circle – doubles + 1
  • Triangle – doubles + or − 1
  • Square – larger numbers with doubles + 2 or 3

Near Doubles Worksheet: Scaffolding & Extension Tips 

In addition to individual student work time, use this addition worksheet as a:

Got fast finishers? Students who need a challenge might benefit from practicing with doubles + 2, doubles + 3, etc. 

Students who need extra support can use physical manipulatives (base ten blocks) or draw pictures to better understand the concept.  

A Variety of Ways to Prepare This Resource

Because this resource includes multiple answer sheets, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.  

You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse. 

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.

Get more handy worksheets here!  

This resource was created by Saumirah McWoodson, a teacher in California and Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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