Partitioning and place value.

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We have been looking at how we can partition (split) numbers in different ways. Like everything we learn, some of the children have grasped this concept and were partitioning 3 digit numbers (hundreds, tens and units) whilst others just needed a little more time to really understand our learning. We found using our LEGO 10s and units really helped us to SEE what what happening. Here we have selected 6 tens and 5 units and recorded the number 65, we have partitioned 65 into 60 + 5.

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The children then moved a 10 LEGO piece across to join the units and could see that 50 + 15  also made 65 when they pushed the bricks back together. You can see we then went on to split the number 65 in lots of different ways.

This is a simple Maths resource you can make at home by sticking LEGO bricks together to create a 10 stud (2×5) piece.

We have also created some 100 plates to help the children visualise their work with 3digit numbers! ‘SEEING’ and ‘DOING’ our Maths really helps us to understand it.

 



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