Play a cool double dare game! Figure out addition doubles with your classmates on dry-erase boards.

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Finding addition doubles is an especially mind-bending math challenge. What’s an addition double? When two of the same numeral are added together, your sum is called an addition double. For example, 8 is an addition double because 4 + 4 = 8.

• 2.

Here’s one way to play Double Dare Addition. Each player uses an individual dry-erase board with a Crayola® Dry-Erase Marker. Your teacher can get the class started, and then maybe you or a classmate could lead the game. The leader says the sum of an addition double (such as 4).

• 3.

All players write the addition double that makes up that sum (2 + 2). Volunteer to share your answer. Erase with a tissue and play again. Repeat with different doubles until everyone can solve LOTS of problems.

## Benefits

• Children apply basic number concepts and computation skills while engaging in an enriching group activity.
• Students demonstrate their knowledge of addition using a medium that enables everyone to show their solutions for immediate assessment.