# Composer to 7

Knows number combinations to totals of 7. Quickly names parts of any whole, or the whole given parts. Doubles to 10.

Note: The goal for this level goes beyond simply memorizing math facts. The goal is knowing the “breakaparts,” which means the paired values that compose a target number. For example, the breakaparts for the target 4 are: 0 and 4, 1 and 3, 2 and 2. Knowing breakaparts means knowing the component parts in any order. In other words, knowing that 4 and 3 or 3 and 4 are breakaparts for the target 7. Often children’s earliest learned fluent breakapart combinations involve 1. For example, 5 and 1 for the target 6; 6 and 1 for the target 7, and so on. Also earlier are doubles, such as 3 and 3 for the target 6. Later, children become fluent in combinations in which 1, 2, or 3 is the first addend, such as 2 and 4 for the target 6, and later 3 and 4 for the target 7.

## Other Examples:

• Shown six, then four are secretly hidden, and shown the two remaining, quickly says "four" are hidden.