The students have been focusing on the facts that are called 'Doubles." That means the same number is added to itself. They drew a monster and whatever they drew on one side had to be drawn on the other. Thus, the monster had 3 hairs plus 3 hairs and 5 eyes plus 5 eyes.
When they wrote out these numbers as a mathematical sentence they noticed a pattern! The answers are like skip counting by twos! Tonight the students will be bringing home the 'flash cards' that they make in class. Please practise so that each student knows them as quick as a wink!
Winning isn't everything, but in this case, it is encouraging the learning of the double facts!