Maths In Minutes

How to Use Partitioning to Support Mental Addition and Subtraction

Some calculations can be solved mentally by partitioning the numbers involved. Here you can watch two simple examples involving addition and subtraction.


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Arithmetic, Addition, Subtraction, Number and Place Value

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