Part, part, WHOLE
Before they understand the symbolic nature of numbers, it is important that students understand a number can be broken up into different things.
Written by Melissa Fanshawe
Aug. 14. 2023
Melissa Fanshawe is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland, School of Education, where she teaches pre-service teachers how to teach mathematics to students in their classrooms. She is also a trained teacher of students with visual impairments.
She has started working on the meaning of maths concepts with the LEGO Braille bricks and has prepared several videos with different maths activities.
Here is the first activity she would like to introduce: Partitioning is a really important concept that we need students to understand in order for them to understand numeracy.