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Ladybug Doubles Addition Facts Math Game

This super cute first grade and kindergarten addition game is perfect for spring! In Ladybug Math, kindergartners and grade 1 students will work on memorizing doubles addition facts to improve math fluency. This Addition Math Game is such a fun way for young learners to practice adding while having fun with this spring theme. Simply download pdf file with addition doubles facts and you are ready to play and learn with a fun spring activity for kids!

This super cute first grade and kindergarten addition game is perfect for spring! In Ladybug Math, kindergartners and grade 1 students will work on memorizing doubles addition facts to improve math fluency. This Addition Math Game is such a fun way for young learners to practice adding while having fun with this spring theme. Simply download pdf file with addition doubles facts and you are ready to play and learn with a fun spring activity for kids!

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While I am generally not a proponent of memorizing math facts, there are some facts that are important and helpful to know because they aid students in problem solving strategies and form a solid foundation for later learning.  When working on addition, knowing and easily recalling the doubles addition facts helps with number sense and fluency, and can then be used to solve harder problems. This super cute ladybug addition  is a fun ladybug math activity for spring! This kindergarten addition game includes both a addition matching game as well as addition worksheets to reinforce the concept with a cute ladybug printable.

Kindergarten addition game

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The ladybug printables pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

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This spring themed addition game will help your kids master the doubles facts and practice the “doubles +1” addition strategy!

Included in this Ladybug Doubles Addition Practice Pack:

  • Ladybug matching game (doubles from 1-9)
  • Ladybug addition practice page
  • “Doubles +1” strategy page and practice
Ladybug Doubles Addition

Doubles Addition Facts

The first pages in this download are cute ladybug matching cards, because practicing by playing games is so much more fun!

  • To set it up, simply print the cards on card stock or scrapbook paper so they are not see through and then laminate for durability.
  • Then cut out the cards and you’re ready to play!

To play, simply lay the cards out in rows, face down.  Players then take turns flipping two cards. If they find a match between a ladybug and a math equation, they must solve the problem.

(For example, they must match the “2 + 2 =” card to the ladybug showing 2 spots plus 2 spots. They would then say, “2 + 2 = 4.”)

If they do not solve the problem correctly, they must replace the cards. Players take turns looking for matches and solving the problems until no cards remain. The player with the most matches wins!

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Ladybug Addition Worksheet

Students use the picture of the ladybug to write an addition sentence and then solve the problem.¬†This page includes addition facts within 20. And finally, after practicing addition and mastering the doubles addition facts, you can introduce your kids to the “doubles + 1” addition strategy. The point of this strategy is to use known facts (such as 7+7) to solve unknown problems (such as 7+8). In other words, if your child knows that 7 + 7 = 14, then they can solve 7 + 8 as 7 + 7 + 1. This would be 14 + 1 = 15. (Hence the name, “Doubles + 1.”).

Ladybug Addition Math Game

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The key to this is helping kids see when to use this strategy. The fact page gives one example, but take some time looking at lots of different examples and ask your child how they can use what they know to figure out what they don’t know.¬† And try to let them think through and explain it in their own words rather than trying to get them to repeat things back word for word (because that’s just more memorizing).

For example, give them the problem 6 + 5.

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Now, since we have called this the “doubles + 1 ” strategy, you can solve it using “5 + 5 = 10” and then add 1. But your child might see that it is also just as true to add 6 + 6 and then subtract 1. And that’s great! There’s always more than one way to solve a math problem, so encourage thinking, discussing and problem solving! I hope you find this ladybug math pack to be not only a fun way to practice but also a tool to help your child with¬†addition strategies! Looking for more addition practice? You may like these¬†number bond addition coloring pages!

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Ladybug Doubles Addition Practice

Addition doubles facts

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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