# Construct a whole when given a part and the number of parts

I can construct a whole when given a part and the number of parts.

# Construct a whole when given a part and the number of parts

I can construct a whole when given a part and the number of parts.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- If you know one part and how many parts there are we can construct the whole.
- If you know that the part is one out of 4 equal parts we can draw the whole.
- The whole can be one shape or a group of objects.

### Common misconception

Children might think that any shape they draw around or use is a whole and the new shapes they create represent lots of wholes joined together.

Ensure the children understand that a whole can be anything and can change as you add parts to it. A piggy bank is a good analogy for this as you are constantly adding money to the whole and it is made up of many parts.

### Keywords

Whole - The whole is all the parts or everything, the total amount.

Part - A part is some of the whole.

Construct - Constructing something involves making something by joining parts together.

### Licence

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