# Use Arrays and Pictures to Share Equally into Groups

In this activity, students will work out how to share equally into 2 groups

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Multiplication/Division Problems

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be looking at sharing things equally into two groups.

When we share things equally into two groups, it means that each group must have exactly the same number.

Here we have 6 apples, they have been shared equally between 2 plates.

There are 3 apples on each plate.

This means that 6 shared equally between 2 is 3.

We can share equally into two groups using arrays.

Here, we have an array of stars that have been split into two equal groups.

We started with 6 stars, and they have been shared equally between 2 groups, this is written like this:

6 ➗ 2

So, how many stars are in each group?

There are 3 stars in each group.

This will be written: 6 ➗ 2 = 3

Ok, shall we have a go at some questions?

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