## Doubling and Halving worksheet (with ladybirds)

Great for differentiating: you can choose exactly what numbers you want your pupils to double and halve. I made this for my year 2s, but you could easily use for Year 1 as well. It includes ladybirds so they can draw on the spots as a visual aid. The wording is: 'Double ___ is ____ so Half of ____ is ____.' It should help the children to draw links between doubling and halving both verbally and visually.

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The children then made their own ladybirds out of bread (pre-cut into a circle with a cookie cutter), strawberry jam, a strawberry lace down the middle and chocolate drops placed symmetrically.
They then completed the fact sheet about their ladybird (printed out on card and folded so it could stand up on a display).

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Doubling and halving is therefore related to thinking that ‘restructures’ an array to make it more manageable to multiply (e.g. 3 × 18 = ___ can be rewritten as 6 × 9 = ___).<br />
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I use it alongside other strategies so that it is presented as an option for mental computation involving multiplication.<br />
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Hope students around the world enjoy them and that it makes multiplication that little more enjoyable. <br />
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