Turkey Doubles + 1 is a fun way to give children practice with the addition double plus one strategy also known as near doubles.
Doubles + 1 or Near Doubles is a math strategy that builds upon the students proficiency at doubling and 'near numbers' (+1). Its purpose is to train students to see questions such as 7+8 and mentally break it down to 7+7+1.
In this game, players take turns rolling a die. They must then double the number they roll and add one before placing a chip on the answer. The first player to cover all their numbers is the winner. If time runs out, whoever has the most numbers covered wins.
This game would make a great extension activity, center game, or a fun thing to do on Thanksgiving Day. You could even send copies home for students to play with their families.
This set contains three versions of the game:
1) Game boards going to 6+6+1 which can be played using a standard 6-sided die.
2) Game boards going to 9+9+1 which can be played using a 10-sided die.
2) Game boards going to 12+12+1 which requires the use of a 12-sided die.
Having three different versions of the game board allows for differing ability levels to compete at the same game.
Additional materials needed to play:
- a die
- markers (such as pennies or beans)
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Thanksgiving Turkey Games are available for the following addition strategies:
- Plus One
a.k.a Near Numbers (+1)
- Plus Two
- Plus Three
- Rainbow 10s
a.k.a. Friendly Tens (e.g. 6+4 or 2+8)
- Adding 0 & 10
- Doubles + 1
- Adding 9
- Adding 8
For just $5.00 you can download The Turkey Mega Bundle
that contains all the strategies!