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# Video:Tips for Teaching Adding Doubles to Children

Learn great tips for teaching adding doubles to children so that they understand the concept as easily as possible.See Transcript

## Transcript:Tips for Teaching Adding Doubles to Children

Hi, my name is Bassem Saad. I'm an associate math instructor and a Ph.D. candidate, and I'm here today for About.com to go over some teaching tips for adding doubles.

### Teaching Adding Doubles to Children

Tip one: cut-outs. Cut out some fun shapes like crescent moons, stars, or even cookies, and have the kids count out the shapes to represent the doubles sums. For example, five, plus five. Your kids can count out five stars for the first addend, and count out another five stars for the second addend. Then they count all of these stars together to find out that the solution is ten. When the kids are ready, it's time to work on their memorization of doubles sums. The following tips help them do just that.