# Max Maths, Year 2, Try it, Equal sharing (2)

## Maths Resource Description

In a Year 2 mathematics exercise from Max Maths, the concept of equal sharing is explored through a colourful and engaging activity involving coloured dots. The task is to divide a certain number of dots equally into five groups. The exercise is designed to help children understand the basics of division by visually distributing objects into equal sets. This practical approach allows them to see the division process and aids in grasping the idea that division is essentially sharing equally. Once the dots are divided, children are expected to fill in the blanks to show how many dots each group contains, reinforcing the division calculation they have just performed.

The 'Let's Practise' section of the exercise provides a series of division sentences for the children to complete. These sentences range from simple divisions such as dividing six items into three groups, to more challenging ones like dividing twelve items into six groups. Each division sentence is presented in a straightforward format, with the dividend and divisor provided, and the quotient to be determined by the student. This practice aims to build confidence and proficiency in basic division, ensuring a solid foundation for more complex mathematical concepts in the future. The instructions also guide the students to refer to their workbook, page 107, for further practice and to consolidate their learning.