# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Equal sharing (1)

## Maths Resource Description

In a Year 2 mathematics lesson, students are introduced to the concept of equal sharing through a practical example. The lesson begins with a scenario involving Samir, who has a total of 8 hazelnuts to share. The task for the students is to distribute the hazelnuts equally among 4 learners. Through this activity, the children discover that when the 8 hazelnuts are divided equally, each learner receives 2 hazelnuts. This exercise provides a concrete understanding of division and equal sharing.

To further solidify the concept, the lesson guides students on how to express this sharing process using a mathematical division sentence. The division sentence for the given example is written as '8 ÷ 4 = 2', which is read aloud as '8 divided by 4 equals 2'. The lesson emphasises the division symbol and explains that it represents the phrase 'divided by'. This simple and relatable example serves as an introduction to division, helping students to understand and apply the concept of equal sharing in mathematics.