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Explain what a part-part-whole model is

I can explain what a part-part-whole model is.

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Year 1

Explain what a part-part-whole model is

I can explain what a part-part-whole model is.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Use a variety of contexts to show the whole group partitioned into 2 clearly identifiable parts.
  2. Describe the parts and wholes in full sentences .
  3. A whole group of objects can be composed of 2 or more parts.
  4. Use a part-part-whole diagram to represent the two parts and the whole.
  5. Recognise the whole and the two parts are the same quantity.

Common misconception

When using the part-whole model, children may think that the whole is also one of the parts.

When using the part-whole model, move the objects out of the whole into the parts, and replace the whole with a number.

Keywords

  • Whole - All of something. Complete.

  • Part - A piece of section of a whole.

  • Split - To break up a whole into parts.

  • Partition - To break up a whole into parts.

  • Part-part-whole - A pictorial representation that shows the whole and its parts.

When using the part-whole model we need to clearly show that the whole is partitioned into the parts and is not included as one of the parts. For each example, repeatedly move the objects back and forth to represent splitting /combining of the parts
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6 Questions

Q1.
Is this the whole group of eight sweets?
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Yes
Correct answer: No
Q2.
Is this the whole group of eight sweets?
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Correct answer: Yes
No
Q3.
Which part will complete the whole group?
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one car
two cars
Correct answer: three cars
four cars
Q4.
Which part will complete the whole group?
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one car
two cars
Correct answer: three cars
four cars
Q5.
Andeep thinks there is more than one possible answer. Is he correct?
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Correct answer: Yes
No
Q6.
Izzy thinks there is only one possible answer. Is she correct?
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Yes
Correct answer: No

6 Questions

Q1.
Which of these is a part-whole model?
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An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q2.
Which is bigger – a part or a whole?
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a part
Correct answer: a whole
Q3.
How many cubes are in the whole?
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2
3
4
Correct answer: 5
Q4.
How many cubes are in each part?
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1
Correct answer: 2
3
4
Q5.
Andeep thinks there is more than one way to partition five cubes. Is he right?
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Correct answer: Yes
No
Q6.
Izzy thinks the whole will be six. Is she correct?
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Correct answer: Yes
No

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