# Doubles Plus 1 - Definition with Examples

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What is doubles plus 1?
Doubles plus 1 is a strategy used to add two consecutive numbers that is, when they are next to each other.
We simply add the smaller number twice or double it and then,  add 1 to it, to get the final result.

Here, for example, consecutive numbers 8 and 9 have been added using the doubles plus one strategy. Here are more examples of the double plus 1 strategy. Fun Facts Doubles plus 1 and doubles minus 1 are also called near doubles strategies.

## Let's sing!

Adding five and six; there’s no trouble!
Just make the smaller number double,
Then add 1 to the double of the bubbles.

## Let's do it!

Have fun with your child by asking them to find the doubles of numbers you say and then use double plus 1 and doubles minus 1 strategies to find the sum of consecutive numbers between 1 and 20.

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