Partitioning In Lerryn Class 29 Sep 2016

Today in Lerryn we went outside to help us partition. Partitioning is understanding that 24 is 2 tens and 4 units, 20 and 4, 17 and 7, 12 and 12 and so on. This flexibility with number is a great skill to have as a young mathematician.

First we used leaves to count in 5s, sycamore leaves are perfect with their 5 lobes, and then partitioned into two groups. Then we applied the knowledge in class using Cuisenaire rods.

As you can see, they made a lot of progress in one lesson…