# Using redistribution with addition of integers

I can use redistribution with addition of integers.

# Using redistribution with addition of integers

I can use redistribution with addition of integers.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- If one part is increased and the other is decreased by the same amount, the whole stays the same.
- If one part is decreased and the other is increased by the same amount, the whole stays the same.
- Redistributing between parts with the whole staying the same is sometimes known as the 'same sum' rule.

### Common misconception

Lots of children will want to make use of a written method such as column addition straight away without considering the use of mental methods with jottings.

Encourage the children out of their comfort zone by praising efforts and allowing them to feel motivated by any small successes in the method. Explain to them that this understanding will help them to be better mathematicians in the long run!

### Keywords

Redistribution - Redistribution is where part of one addend is moved to another addend. It is sometimes known as the same sum rule.

Sum - The sum is the total when numbers are added together.

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

Part - A part is some of the whole.

### Licence

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