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Doubling and Halving

KS1 - Maths - Double and Halve

Learning Intention:

To learn doubling and halving facts up to 20

Top Tips:

  • Practise chanting even numbers and odd numbers, going up to 20 and back, and then up to 100 and back.

  • Count in 2s on fingers and relate to times tables facts e.g. use 6 fingers to count 6 x 2 or hold up fingers to find out how many 2s are in 14 as you count in 2s.

Ideas for afterwards:

  • Keep practising chants in both odd and even numbers. Make it physical or exercise based – a one-two boxing action is great for counting in 2s, with an uppercut on every tens number!

  • Can your child start from different starting points and say the next odd or even number?

  • Make a 100 square and mark all of the even numbers so that your child can reference it when learning the counting sequence.

  • Use pairs of objects such as socks or gloves to make examples of doubles. Take pictures of each doubling diagram for reference and quick recognition.

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Subject: Maths

Recommended age group - 5-7 KS1

Topic: Double and Halve