In this activity, we will be looking at halving amounts of objects.

We will do this by sharing the objects equally into two groups.

Let's have a look at an example.

Here we have 6 cakes:

We need to halve the cakes. This means they need to be shared **equally into two **groups.

Equal means that there needs to be the same number of cakes in each group.

So let's share them out.

We will go along and share the cakes into each group.

The first cake will go into the first group and the second will go into the next group like this:

Now one cake has gone into each group so the groups are equal, let's share out the next cakes:

Now there are two cakes in each group, let's share the final cakes:

Here we have shared all six cakes. They have been** shared into two groups** and there are **three in each group. **

As there are three in each group, there are an equal number in each group!

This means that 6 cakes shared equally into 2 groups makes 3 cakes in each group.

This also means that** half of 6 is 3. **

Now, let's have a go at some questions about sharing objects equally!

Are you ready?