Near Doubles
Introducing our resource designed to make learning addition fun and effective—the Near Doubles Worksheet. This free worksheet is aimed at year 2, year 3, and year 4 students who are honing their addition skills, particularly focusing on the near double addition strategy. With 20 engaging questions, this worksheet is perfect for reinforcing this useful mathematical technique.
Understanding the Near Doubles Addition Strategy
The near doubles addition strategy is a mental math technique that helps students quickly and accurately solve addition problems where the numbers are close to each other. For instance, if students know that 25 + 25 equals 50, they can easily adjust to find the sum of 25 + 24 by subtracting 1 from 50, resulting in 49. This method builds on the familiarity with doubles to streamline calculations, making it an invaluable tool for young learners.
What’s Included in the Worksheet?
Our Near Doubles Worksheet is thoughtfully crafted to support students in mastering this strategy:

20 Near Double Addition Problems

Engaging Questions: Each question is designed to be a near double, such as 25 + 24, encouraging students to apply the strategy effectively.

TwoDigit Numbers: All problems involve twodigit numbers, providing the right level of challenge for students in year 2, year 3, and year 4.

How to Use This Resource

Introduce the Near Doubles Strategy: Begin by explaining what near doubles are and how the strategy can simplify addition problems. Use examples like 25 + 25 to show how knowing the double can help solve 25 + 24.

Demonstrate with Examples: Work through a few problems together as a class, highlighting the steps of the strategy and discussing how students arrived at their answers.

Independent Practice: Allow students to complete the worksheet individually, applying the near doubles strategy to each problem. Encourage them to use their knowledge of doubles to find the sums.

Review and Discuss: Go over the answers as a class, discussing any difficulties and reinforcing the strategy’s steps.
Benefits for Students

Boosts Mental Math Skills: By leveraging the near doubles strategy, students can perform addition more quickly and confidently.

Enhances Number Sense: This method helps students develop a stronger understanding of number relationships and patterns.

Builds Confidence: Successfully using the near doubles strategy can boost students’ confidence in their math abilities.
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