I looked for resources to guide my students to a conceptual understanding of part-part-whole but could only find mats and practice sheets. I needed something more and perhaps you do too!
This is a clean and simple 50 page document that introduces the concept of "whole" and "part." It provides many different ways to practice the concepts, including hands-on sorting, matching, comparing, counting, with Social Studies and Language Arts connections. The goal is to compose and decompose parts and wholes. It uses mostly black and white clip art to minimize printing in color.
Here is what you get:
Lesson ideas for "Whole"
Draw a Whole.../In my Whole Class...
Color the Whole...
I See a Whole...
One Whole Day at School... (2 Templates)
I Read One Whole Book! (3 Templates)
Roll and Color a Whole with a Friend (2 Worksheets, Shapes-based)
Draw your Whole Family
Draw your Whole Class
Would you Rather (4 cards, In color)
Lesson Ideas for "Part"
Draw Part of a.../Part of my Classroom...
Color Part of the...
I See Part of a...
My Favorite Part of School is... (3 Templates)
My Favorite Part of my Book is... (3 Templates)
Roll and Color Part with a Friend - Dice Recognition (x2)
Draw your Favorite Part of You!
Draw your Favorite Part of your House
Would you Rather (4 Cards, In color)
Part and Whole Sort (24 Cards with headers)
Part and Whole Match (20 Parts make 10 wholes)
How Many Parts? (x4)
This is a Whole House (x2, How the Whole was Made)
Make this Whole House (What Parts make the Whole)
Making Lemonade (What Parts make the Whole)
I used this with my Grade Two Intervention Math Group. Reading and Writing is minimal throughout the unit, as my lower-leveled Math group generally tends to also be my lower-leveled Reading group. For this reason, it may be especially useful to students with language difficulties. It will be useful to any teacher wanting to introduce the part-part-whole concept to a group of students who have not previously learned about it. I am going to suggest PreK- 2. Check out the preview for more information. I hope this is helpful to you! Kindly leave feedback after using it and let me know how it went for you and your students.