You all did a brilliant job of mastering how to use the part-whole model last week. The mathematical skill of partitioning numbers, that you did by using the model, is so important in supporting our understanding and knowledge of number in Reception and as we progress through school.
This week we are going to focus on exploring the composition of 10. When we practised our counting skills previously, many of you took on the challenge I set of beginning to find different ways to make 10. We are going to continue to investigate all the ways in which we can make 10 this week.
Click on the link below to join the Numberblocks in investigating how they can make the number 10 using different amounts.
We are now going to see how many ways we can find to make 10 ourselves by playing some games. Below are a selection of games and activities. Take your pick of one or more of these and find all of those number bonds to 10. Throughout all of the activities, keep telling your adult when you have found a way to make 10. Can you write it down? For example, 2 + 8 = 10.
You can choose how to record the number of skittles standing and fallen using pictures, numerals or other representations. For example, I have 10 skittles, I knock 5 down and there are 5 left standing. The examples below show different ways in which you can record this. You might choose to use one or more of these methods.
Again, you can choose how to record the number of paper balls that hit and the number that missed using pictures, numerals or other representations. For example, when I threw mine, I got 2 in the box and 8 missed. The examples below show different ways in which I recorded this. You might choose to use one or more of these methods.
The examples below show different ways in which I recorded the work I did with my bead string. You might choose to use one or more of these methods.