Halving and Quartering Numbers

Year 2 have been working very hard on fractions this week. The children began by looking at halves and quarters of shapes.

The children then thought of ways of finding half of a number. They realised that it had to be split into two equally. Many children were very quick at identifying that this is the opposite to doubling.

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Following this the children were then set the challenge of calculating a quarter of a number. They remembered how they had to half a shape and then half it again to find a quarter, therefore they were quickly able to do this with numbers. The children found that having their plate split into quarters helped …

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