This activity is a fun holiday way to teach the concept of doubles facts to 1st and 2nd graders. It allows students to be creative while learning a strategy that helps build number sense and basic math skills. This Doubles Facts Christmas Tree handout aligns with Common Core Math Standards in that it extends and builds fluency with addition and subtraction and encourages students to represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
“A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree” by Colleen Monroe is a fantastic book to read to students to activate their creative thinking in order to create beautiful doubles facts trees!
Included in this activity are:
1 grading rubric
1 student instruction sheet
1 teacher model page that can be used as a way to differentiate instruction
1 student tree sheet to create their own Christmas tree
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