Practical ways to explore how a number can be broken up into useful parts...

"Partitioning" - what is it?  How can it improve arithmetic?

Partitioning is simply breaking any number into useful parts.

Practising partitioning plays an important part in the understanding of number. In this video we show you practical ways of using 'partitioning' to identify the place value of a digit in a number. How it can build pathways to quick mental addition and subtraction.


Click to open link in new window A  government document on the use of partitioning in the National Curriculum.


Click to open link in new window Mumsnet Talk on the practicalities of partitioning!

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