Maths Week Commencing 30th March- Sharing and Halving
Let’s teach The Tiger Who Came to Tea how to share!
Watch Miss Purcell as she teaches The Tiger Who Came to Tea how to halve food equally at a tea party. Then have a go at doing some halving yourself at your own tea party! You could use toy food, real food, or make some play dough food!
How to find half using the part part whole model
This activity should not be done until your child has watched The Tiger Who Came to Tea halving video (above) and had a go at practically halving at their tea party. The children are familiar with the part-part-whole model from school, in the past we have used it to explore what numbers are made up of. Ask your child to explain what they know about the part part whole model to you. Today we are using it to find half of a number, we are investigating whether amounts 1-5 can be shared equally between 2 groups. Please encourage the children to join in. Get three plates/bowls, 5 objects your child can count, and their number cards. I also demonstrate how to write it down so you may wish to have something for them to write on too.