# Maths

This week we are recapping whole part models.  Remind your child when we used a whole part model before with a total number at the top and then found different ways to make the total.  Either use this picture to draw your own or print out the model.

Ask your child to choose a number within their ability range to split into different sums. So for example if they chose 10, they could find all the parts that make 10 and write as sums.

0+10=10

1+9=10

2+8=10

etc

The children can use objects to place in the whole part model or just write the numbers.  They may be able to see a pattern of sums such as I have written above.  They may just randomly try all the ways they can.  Use this model throughout the week to investigate different amounts.

For more of a challenge, you could even progress to exploring subtraction sums. So if they have 10 as the total and split it into 7 and 3, they may be able to understand the inverse - in that 10 subtract 7 would be 3. Using the whole part model your child could write a list of subtraction sums.

Games to play throughout this week to support this concept
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