# Doubling using Finger Patterns

```Doubling using Finger Patterns
Purpose:
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To develop children’s ability to double numbers 1 – 20.
You need:
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Nothing
How to play:
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The game starts with two players facing each other.
Each player puts their hands behind their backs.
Player one calls out a number between 1 - 5.
Each player holds up the finger pattern for that number.
Player one calls “double”.
The players press their finger pattern to the finger pattern of their partner.
Both players call out the total number.
The game is repeated using all the numbers 1- 5.
Variations:
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Double numbers 6 -10. When working with numbers bigger than 5 it is best to show a hand of 5
then the additional fingers. For example, 6 would be shown as 5 fingers on one hand plus one
finger on the other hand.
A solo doubling activity can be done with a mirror. Your child calls out a number and holds up that
amount of fingers. Your child rests their finger tips on the mirror and says the number of the
fingers he/she can see altogether.
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