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# Maths

You were fantastic yesterday at recognising 'whole' and 'parts' and putting together your part-whole model. We are going to continue to practise using our part-whole models today to find out how many items we have altogether when combining two groups.

To begin, take a look at the picture below of my part-whole model. Point to the whole. Point to one part and then the other. I ate all of the strawberries yesterday, so I am using grapes and blueberries today! How many grapes are there in the first part? How many blueberries are there in the second part? Can you use your counting objects to place the same number of items on your part-whole model. Remember, they don't have to be grapes and blueberries like mine, use whatever you have to hand, sweets, beads, pasta, whatever you like.

How many pieces of fruit have I got altogether? Remember to do this you can move the items from the parts to the whole and count how many there are in total.

Oh no! What has happened to my camera! I tried to take a photo for the next question and the picture has spun around. How am I going to work out the whole now?

Hmmmm...if I use the lines/lollipop sticks to help me, I might be able to find the whole. The two parts put together make the whole so the whole should have lines/sticks leading to the parts. Can you point to the whole in the picture above? Can you point to the two parts? Use your own part-whole model at home to work out the whole.

My camera is really playing up today! The pictures are facing in all different directions. I don't think that's a problem for you though. They won't catch you guys out! In each picture below, can you identify the whole, identify the two parts and then use your part-whole model to work out how many items there are altogether?

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