We have been learning about doubling this week in reception. We have learnt that when you double something you add the same number to itself.

We started off with an activity called ‘double the finger game’, where the teacher showed any amount of fingers on one hand and then the children have to copy the same amount. Once children matched the teachers number of fingers, they then worked out what number they had doubled and what it equals too e.g 4+4=8.

Children also focused on a doubling activity worksheet where they independently drew the same amount of dots on each ladybird to get the answer. Children even used objects to show their doubling skills. Examples of children’s fantastic work are shown above (click view full size).

Children used everyday language to identify the sum of doubles being made and even noticed a pattern that doubling holds. Children really enjoyed these lessons and are looking forward to halving for our next week’s maths lessons!