# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Equal sharing (5)

## Maths Resource Description

In the Max Maths curriculum for Year 2, students are introduced to the concept of equal sharing, a fundamental aspect of understanding division. During this interactive lesson, children work in small groups and use counting blocks to practically explore how different amounts can be divided into equal groups. The teacher distributes varying quantities of blocks to each group, and the children are tasked with dividing the total amount into as many equal groups as possible. This hands-on approach allows students to visually and physically manipulate objects, thereby enhancing their grasp of division and equal distribution.

After dividing the counting blocks, the students record their findings in a chart, which helps them organize and present their results clearly. For example, when given 8 blocks, they might divide them into 2 groups of 4 or 4 groups of 2, demonstrating the different ways a number can be divided equally. The exercise continues with other amounts such as 9, 10, 14, 16, 20, 24, and even 125, providing a range of examples to practice on. This activity not only reinforces their division skills but also encourages collaborative learning and problem-solving as they work together to find all possible equal groupings for the given numbers.