Package 1 - Year 1 and 2 Doubles facts concentration

This activity builds fluency of doubles facts as well as in making sense of different visual representations.

Week 6 - Package 1 - Year 1 and 2 Doubles facts concentration

Things you need

Have these things available so your child can complete this task.

Ideal

Back up

Make your own cards

Why is this activity important?

This activity builds fluency of doubles facts as well as in making sense of different visual representations. It also highlights the different ways that doubles can be referred to e.g. 2 sevens, double seven.

Before you start

You or your child should cut out the cards and place them face down.

What your child needs to know and do

This task encourages your child to explore how doubles can look and the language used to describe them.

What to do next

How to play

To set up a game of concentration (also known as memory or pairs), first shuffle the cards well and then place each card face down. Each player takes a turn by turning two cards over. If the cards match, then the player picks up the cards and keeps them. If they don't match, the player turns the cards back over. You can also play by yourself.

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

Only use the cards for doubles 1-4.

Activity too easy?

This game builds fluency so it’s OK for it to be easy. The challenge comes from being able to quickly make meaning from different sorts of representations.

Follow-up questions to ask your child

  • Can you work out how many (in visual representations) without having to count them all?

  • Do you find it easier to remember where the visual cards or where the written cards are? Why do you think that is?

  • How did you remember the position of that card?

Extension/additional activity

Create cards for doubles 10-12 using the patterns set in the game cards and add them to the game.


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