Multiples of Two Memorizing Doubles


Topic : Multiples of Two Memorizing Doubles

Class : Nursery 1

Term : First Term

Week : Week 5

Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • counters
  • Abacus
  • Counting match sticks


Reference Materials

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of

Simple Addition of Numbers


Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • count numbers
  • add double numbers without making mistakes
  • perform or carry out numerous mental sums involving adding doubles without making mistakes



Content : 

Doubles are math facts like 3 + 3 = 6, 5 + 5 = 10

The ability of the kids to memorize doubles will help them in solving addition problems.

If they know that 4 + 4 is 8. When they see it as a question, they will immediately supply the answer without calculating. So, memorization make math go quicker. They don’t need to think through every problem.

This skill will help them to solve even more complex arithmetic problems as they move on in class.

the doubles?

These are the doubles: one plus one two

two plus two four

Three plus three six Four plus four eight Five plus five ten




Six plus six twelve

Seven plus seven fourteen Eight plus eight sixteen Nine plus nine eighteen Ten plus ten twenty

You can split this lesson into two so that the children can flow very well. You can stop at 5 plus 5 for the first time and then, gradually build it up to ten.


This is a fun lesson that will help the kids in recognizing numerals. It will also help them in picking out numerals from surrounding distractions such as letters, buildings, trees etc.

You print out sight words ‘I spy’ sheet.

Or use number charts 1-20 or 1-30. Mix the numbers with letter charts or shapes Call out numbers for the kids to pick.

Call different numbers for different children.

Stay within the numbers they have learnt. You can spy 1-20 or 1-30 depending on your class.

While calling out the numbers, say ‘I spy 13’ while saying it, use one of your fingers to put at the tip of your eyes, as if trying to open your eye wider with the finger

Call out each child’s name for every spy



The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

  1. 2 + 2 =
  2. 4 + 4=
  3. 7 + 7 =
  4. 9+ 9=
  5. 1 + 1 =



Conclusion :


The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.