Identifying a double where the arrangements of the two groups are not identical
The focus of Think together is to introduce the children to identifying doubles in different contexts. In Question 1 , children have to identify the double on pairs of dice. They may recognise the pattern and begin to subitise rather than count. Dexter prompts children to use the strategy taught in Share. In Question 2 , the two groups of balloons are different colours and are arranged in different layouts, showing that it is the quantity, and not the layout or colour, that is important. Encourage children to work out how many altogether and describe the double.