Learners of Stage 1 were introduced to the concept of the part- whole model or number bond with the help of math manipulatives like straws and unifix blocks. Students demonstrated how they can separate/decompose a whole number in many ways. They were encouraged to find more examples of how to regroup the chosen number and to record these in part-whole models. This activity will help children to build a strong sense of the relationships between different numbers and will help in solving simple addition and subtraction sums much quicker and with much more confidence.