## Addition Using Strategies

# Spin a Double

As teachers and homeschoolers, we constantly strive to make learning engaging and enjoyable for our young students. Today, I am thrilled to introduce a free worksheet called "Spin a Double," aimed at Year 1 and Year 2 students. This interactive worksheet will help reinforce their math skills while making learning fun.

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Introducing the "Spin a Double" Worksheet

To access the "Spin a Double" worksheet, simply scroll down to the bottom of this page and click the download button. This worksheet is a valuable resource that encourages students to practice addition while exploring the concept of doubling numbers.

The "Spin a Double" worksheet utilises a spinner located at the top of the page. Students can either use a paper clip or a spinner to create their own spinning device. Here's how they can complete the worksheet:

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Step 1: Spin the Spinner Using the paper clip or spinner, students will spin it around the point of a pencil. The spinner has various numbers on it, and after spinning, students will take note of the number that is indicated.

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Step 2: Spin Again Students will then spin the paper clip or spinner again to obtain a second number. They should remember this number as well.

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Step 3: Determine the Sum Next, students will decide whether adding the two numbers together will result in a doubling sum or a normal sum. If the two numbers are the same, it is a doubling sum. If the numbers are different, it is a normal sum.

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Step 4: Record the Sum Students will write the sum at the bottom of the page under the appropriate heading. If it is a doubling sum, they will record it under the heading "Doubles I Made." If it is a normal sum, they will record it under the heading "Sums I Made."

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The "Spin a Double" worksheet is an excellent tool to reinforce math skills, particularly addition and critical thinking, in Year 1 and Year 2 students. By engaging in this hands-on activity, students will enhance their understanding of doubling numbers while practicing basic addition.

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As educators, we play a vital role in guiding students through this process. Encourage them to discuss and reason their decisions, highlighting the patterns and relationships between the numbers they generate.

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Ready to add excitement and interactivity to math lessons for Year 1 and Year 2 students? Click the button below to download the "Spin a Double" worksheet and witness their mathematical skills grow.