Partitioning and place value.


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.


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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