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Assessment Checklist: Exploring Part-Whole Relationships through Decomposing

Numbers
Activity #1:
Exploration of part-whole relationship: bringing the theoretical into the physical/tangible
sphere. Presentation of whole number (of cubes), separation by student into parts,
recognition of original whole number (made up of two parts).
Name

One-to-one
Correspondence

Conservation Conservation – Can initially Can Identify
identify whole Missing part of
whole

Conservation –
After separating,
can still identify
whole

Activity #2:
Decomposition of interlocked cube tower into all possible combinations.
Name

One-to-one
correspondence

Writes accurate
numerical
representation

Finds all possible
combinations