Grade 2 Mathematics Lesson Plan: Doubling

Lesson Plan Title:
Grade 2 Mathematics Lesson Plan: Doubling

Materials Needed:
– Whiteboard and markers
– Number cards (1-20)
– Counters or small objects (e.g., beads or buttons)
– Doubling worksheets
– Interactive Smart Board (optional)
– Maths textbooks (CAPS approved)
– Visual aids (poster of multiplication tables)

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
1. Define doubling and understand its application in mathematics.
2. Double numbers up to 20 with understanding.
3. Solve simple problems involving doubling.

Vocabulary:
1. Double: To multiply by two.
2. Sum: The result of addition.
3. Number line: A line with numbers placed in their correct position.
4. Even number: A number divisible by 2.
5. Multiplication: Repeated addition of the same number.

Previous Learning:
Students have previously learned counting in ones and twos up to 20, basic addition, and have been introduced to the concept of grouping objects.

Anticipated Challenges and Solutions:
Challenge: Students may confuse doubling with simple addition.
Solution: Use clear and repetitive language and visual aids to highlight that doubling involves multiplying by two.
Challenge: Some students might find it hard to visualise doubling.
Solution: Provide concrete objects for tactile learners and use visual aids.


Beginning Activities (4 minutes):
1. Greet the students and quickly review counting by ones and twos up to 20.
2. Introduce the learning objectives and explain what doubling means.
3. Use number cards to provide quick examples (e.g., double 2 is 4, double 3 is 6).

Middle Activities (32 minutes):
1. Direct Instruction (10 minutes):
– Explain and demonstrate doubling using counters: “If I have 3 counters and I double them, how many do I have?”
– Write various numbers on the whiteboard and demonstrate doubling using visual aids.

  1. Guided Practice (12 minutes):
  2. Split the class into small groups.
  3. Hand out worksheets and counters.
  4. Each group practises doubling numbers using counters and records their answers on the worksheet.
  5. Walk around to assist groups and ensure understanding.
  6. Independent Practice (10 minutes):
  7. Students work individually on a worksheet with doubling problems.
  8. Monitor and offer assistance as needed.

End Activities (4 minutes):
1. Invite a few students to share their answers from the worksheet on the whiteboard.
2. Conduct a quick class discussion about what they have learned.
3. Distribute an exit ticket with one doubling problem for students to solve and submit.

Assessment and Checks for Understanding:
– Observational assessments during group activities.
– Review of completed worksheets.
– Exit ticket correctness.

Differentiation Strategies for Diverse Learners:
For struggling learners: Use visual aids and concrete objects extensively. Provide additional one-on-one or small group support.
For advanced learners: Include more challenging numbers (e.g., double 25) and multiplication problems as extension activities.

Teaching Notes:
– Emphasise the repeated nature of doubling to reinforce the concept.
– Use interactive and tactile learning tools to engage all learners actively.
– Implement regular checks for understanding to ensure that all students are following.
– Consider accessibility needs by ensuring all visual aids are clear and worksheets are easily readable. Provide large-print materials where necessary.


By following this lesson plan, you can ensure that the concept of doubling is taught effectively, with attention to varied learners’ needs and appropriate assessment of understanding.

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