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# Double the Ducks (MathStart Level 1)

by
Stuart J. Murphy (Goodreads Author),
Valeria Petrone

It's hard work, taking care of 5 little ducks. But when each little duck comes home with a friend -- oh, no! Now it's double the ducks and double the work. How can 1 little boy get everything done?

Understanding how to double numbers helps children master both addition and multiplication. Fun, friendship, and lots of ducks make learning this essential skill both easy and en ...more

Understanding how to double numbers helps children master both addition and multiplication. Fun, friendship, and lots of ducks make learning this essential skill both easy and en ...more

Hardcover, 40 pages

Published
December 24th 2002
by HarperCollins Publishers

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Doubling Ducks focuses on doubling numbers. A boy has five ducks that he cares for. The boy uses his two hands to feed them three sackes of food each day and give them shelter with four bundles of hay. The five ducks went for a walk but each brought back a friend with them. That means the boy has double the work and needs double the food (six sacks), double the hay (8 bundles), and an extra set of hands (4 ha ...more

Once the number of ducks are doubled, the boy must double the number of hay and food needed. This story could be a nice introduction to fraction concepts as well. Students could understand that for every 5 ducks, one boy is needed to take care of them. So what if there were 10 ducks/the ducks were doubled? 5 duck ...more

Nov 21, 2012
Linh Tong
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doubling-numbers,
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I will let students play a game to help them understand the concept of doubling a number. I will say a doubled number, and the students will guess what the original number was. For example, I will say the number is 10, so students should say 5. For students that need extra help, I will provide them with manipulatives such as blocks, snapping cubes, pennies, or buttons. They will take out ten objects and will divide objects into two groups. They will understand the concepts of doubling a number.
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This books can be used to introduce doubling numbers to students. The illustrations help the students understand it better. Students can follow along with their own items to double while the book is being read.

Apr 07, 2013
Allison Burke
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This is a great book when teaching about doubling numbers. It provides pictures that show how many ducks there are each time they are doubled. This could also be a great book for introducing x2 and multiplication. Grades 1-3

This little book can be used to introduce doubling numbers and multiplication.

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