# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Equal sharing (4)

In an interactive lesson from Max Maths for Year 2 students, the concept of equal sharing is explored using counting blocks as a visual aid. The lesson presents a simple yet effective way to understand division as the process of dividing a total number of items into equal groups. In part (a) of the exercise, children are asked to divide a set of counting blocks into four equal groups. By doing so, they can see that when the total of eight blocks is shared equally amongst four groups, each group ends up with two blocks. This is represented mathematically as 8 divided by 4 equals 2.

Part (b) of the lesson shifts the focus slightly by asking the students to divide the same number of blocks—eight in total—into two equal groups instead. The children can visually distribute the blocks and discover that each group now contains four blocks. This hands-on activity helps to concretize the division calculation of 8 divided by 2, which equals 4. Through these exercises, students learn the fundamental principle of equal sharing and division, reinforcing their understanding of basic arithmetic operations and how they apply to real-world scenarios.