In this product you will have a part part whole mat, number cards and worksheets. I use the mat when introducing the PPW concept. I use lima beans for a tactile experience. I start off stating an addition problem. I had 3 cookies (put 3 of the lima beans in one hand with corresponding number card beneath it) and Sam gave me 2 more (put 2 in the other hand with corresponding number card). How many do I have all together? (move all lima beans to the “Whole” rectangle—use corresponding number card). You can also record this information using the recording sheet. As the students progress with sums, you can use the mat to find missing addends. There are additional worksheets included for your use. This concept was brought to me through a training I received through my district. I loved it so much, I put together this little product. I hope you find it useful!