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Near Doubles Games, Puzzles and Activities [Addition & Subtraction Strategies]


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Get your students confidently learning near double number facts with these fun games, puzzles and activities! This resource is designed to provide your students with hands-on, differentiated learning experiences with little preparation from you.

All 10 tasks have been carefully created to build proficiency, fluency and confidence when mastering near doubles.


We have included different variations of games to make differentiation as easy as possible. More challenging activities and questions have been indicated with a grey star throughout the resource.

We have also included a teacher differentiation guide to help you cater for the different abilities in your classroom.

Ways to use this pack:

  • As a series of lessons to teach addition and subtraction using numbers up to 20
  • Differentiated small group tasks
  • Lesson starters
  • Math centers
  • Morning work
  • Intervention activities to support or extend students
  • Homework or take-home practice
  • Fast Finisher games

Skills Covered:

Near Doubles for:

-3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21

– 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39

-21, 31, 41, 51, 61, 71, 81, 91

What’s included:

•10 near doubles activities

– Near Double dominoes

– Spin and Double + 1

– Roll and Double + 1

– Flip and Double + 1

– Flip and Double – 1

– Near Double Cover up

– Double + 1 Puzzles

– Cover up the Near Double board game

– Race Up and Down

– Near Doubles number sentence bunting

– Near Doubles Flowers

•Teacher Differentiation guide

•ACARA and Common Core Standard links

Other resources we recommend you have on hand in the classroom to complement this pack are dice, a deck of playing cards and counters.


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Additional information

Grade Level

Year 1 – 2, Year 3 – 4


Addition + Subtraction

Resource Types

Games, Worksheets / Printables

Electronic download

File Type: PDF

Number of pages: 231

File size: 32 MB

* Compressed Zip File

Copyright of this material is reserved in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968. This purchase is for single classroom/home use only. Additional reproduction of part or all of this resource is prohibited without the written authority of Rainbow Sky Creations. All content and clip art in these files have been created by Rainbow Sky Creations and therefore remain the property of Rainbow Sky Creations.


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