Students can learn the doubles addition facts easily if they are familiar with ten frames.

A ten frame allows students to learn to recognize patterns of counters for numbers to 10, and then to 20 with a double ten frame. By showing a doubles number fact in the ten frame, it is easy to see the connection between the number being doubled and the answer.

Another teaching strategy to help children develop familiarity with doubles facts is to present examples from everyday life that the children will be familiar with, such as: