Finding Halves

This week in Year 1 we have been learning how to find half. To begin with we found half of shapes and then we learn how to find half of a number.

After our previous lesson where we used numicon and string to find half of an amount, we tried a different strategy. This time, we used counters. First, we had to choose a number card, then count out the counters we needed (checking twice). Then we shared the counters out between two halves of our whiteboards,  making sure to count and check that we had the same number of counters on each side. We knew that if we counted the counters on one side, we would find what half of the number on our number card was.