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

## Maths Resource Description

Within the Max Maths curriculum for Year 2, there is an engaging lesson on equal sharing, a fundamental concept in understanding division. The lesson utilises counting blocks as a visual aid to help children grasp the idea of dividing a whole into equal parts. The activity begins with 12 counting blocks and asks the students to divide them into two equal groups. By doing so, the children can visually see that each group contains 6 blocks, illustrating the division equation 12 ÷ 2 = 6. This hands-on approach makes learning division more accessible and concrete for young learners.

Building on this concept, the lesson progresses by asking students to divide the same set of 12 blocks into four equal groups. Through this exercise, they discover that each group now consists of 3 blocks, demonstrating the division equation 12 ÷ 4 = 3. Finally, the children are challenged to divide the blocks into three equal groups, where they will see that each group is made up of 4 blocks, corresponding to the division equation 12 ÷ 3 = 4. These activities not only teach the children how to divide but also reinforce their understanding of equal sharing in a practical and visual manner. To further consolidate their learning, students are directed to workbook pages 100 to 106, where they can continue practicing the skills they have just learned.