Marvellous maths in year 1!

The children have been exploring how we can partition (split up) numbers and this has led us on to addition number sentences.  If children can understand now that numbers can be partitioned in lots of different ways it will stand them in good stead for more complex mental maths as they move through the school.  We have made a great start!  (PS – These models are called part-part-whole – ask your children about them!)