Maths – We can break whole amounts into parts!
This term in maths we are focusing on developing our ‘additive thinking’. We are looking at each number from 1-10, and finding as many ways as we can to break the amount into smaller ‘parts’ or groups. In prep, we record addition using a picture and a number sentence. We use the words ‘and’ and ‘is’ to explain what we have made. For example, ‘2 and 3 is 5′. It is important that students focus on correct vocabulary while they are developing their sense of numbers and their foundation understandings. Symbols, and words like ‘equals’ are introduced once students have a solid understanding of the processes they are using.