These are partner games that your kids can play in pairs (that's sort of redundant, no?) There are two different levels: one game focuses on near doubling up to 2 -6, and the second from 8 - 12 (no, I didn't accidentally leave out 7: it's covered by 6 + 7 in the first game, and 8 + 7 in the second game. C'mon, let's be serious now....)
The games are printed both in color and glorious black and white. The color ones you can laminate and use for many, many years in school. The black & white ones you can email to the parents for use at home.
The best part about these games is all you need is some coins and a paper clip: there are no cards to cut out and no spinners to spin. The players choose which number it is they have to "double plus one" in order to get a specific square. 4 in a row wins!
Now, if this wasn't enough to put this in your shopping cart, there is an extra level included: not only can your students practice 5 + 4, but also extrapolate that out to "50 + 40" because there are 2 sets of games to "near double" numbers in the tens. Because mathematics is about patterns, and one of the patterns your students should see is that near doubling is not limited to single digit numbers.....
I've also included 3 "locate and calculate" worksheets - these are kind of fun for kids, because instead of practicing near-double facts over and over again, they actually have to identify the ones that are examples, and strike out those that are not examples. In this way, they know what a near double "looks like."
There's also a letter with lots of sarcastic comments which some of you may find offensive. Deal, okay? There's also a photo of me when I had hair.
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST NEAR-DOUBLING PARTNER GAME YOU WILL FIND ANYWHERE!!!
And even though Deanna Jump turns the volume up on her Wu Tang Clan record each time my name is mentioned, this is another fine effort from SamizdatMath: Math To The People!