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Explain that a whole can be split into parts

I can explain that a whole can be split into two or more parts.

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Year 1

Explain that a whole can be split into parts

I can explain that a whole can be split into two or more parts.

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Key learning points

  1. A whole can be split into two or more parts in different ways.
  2. The parts may look different.
  3. Each part will be smaller than the whole.
  4. The parts can be combined to make the whole.

Common misconception

Children may think that smaller wholes are only a part and that parts all have to look the same.

Use a variety of real objects to demonstrate wholes and parts split and combined in different ways.

Keywords

  • Whole - All of something. Complete.

  • Part - A piece of a whole.

  • Split - To break up a whole into parts

  • Combine - To put parts together to make a whole

Use lots of real objects, e.g. fruit to demonstrate splitting and combining wholes and parts in different ways. Ask questions such as 'Is this the whole?' and 'Could this be a part?' to promote deeper thinking and reinforce the vocabulary.
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6 Questions

Q1.
How many whole apples are there here?
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5
Correct answer: 6
7
Q2.
How many whole cakes are there here?
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Correct answer: 5
6
7
Q3.
How many whole pizzas are there here?
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3
Correct answer: 4
5
6
Q4.
Match this part to its whole.
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Q5.
Match this whole to its part.
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Q6.
Jacob is trying to make a whole pizza. Which parts could he use?
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6 Questions

Q1.
Match the words to the definitions.
Correct Answer:whole,All of something. Complete.

All of something. Complete.

Correct Answer:not whole,Not all of something. Some of the whole is missing.

Not all of something. Some of the whole is missing.

Correct Answer:part,A piece or section of a whole.

A piece or section of a whole.

Q2.
Which of these are true?
Correct answer: Split means to break a whole into parts.
Split means to put the parts together to make a whole.
Combine means to break a whole into parts.
Correct answer: Combine means to put the parts together to make a whole.
Q3.
Which part is missing from this whole?
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Q4.
Izzy thinks that an apple can only be split into two parts. Is Izzy right?
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Yes
Correct answer: No
We can't tell
Q5.
Can these parts combine to make a whole?
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Correct answer: Yes
No
We can't tell.
Q6.
Can these parts combine to make a whole?
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Yes
Correct answer: No
We can't tell

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