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Day 3

Using sharing to find half


The focus of Think together is to link sharing into two equal groups with finding half. The small step of progression in Question 1 is for children to share a different quantity of strawberries. In Question 2 , the focus is on using the method of sharing to find half, prompted by Astrid’s comment. Continue to model language associated with halving: half, share, equal groups.

Give the children two bowls and fruit/sweets/objects (with 10 or fewer). Encourage the children to share between the two bowls. Ask: How many raisins did you have to start? How many are in each equal group? Encourage children to say what they have done using half: Half of __ is __.