# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Halves and quarters

In a Year 2 maths lesson about halves and quarters, students explore the concept of equal sharing through practical examples with everyday items like jelly beans and marbles. The lesson begins with an example where Toby has 12 jelly beans and wants to share them equally with a friend. This scenario provides a real-world context for finding half of a quantity. Through this example, children learn that half of 12 jelly beans is 6 jelly beans, demonstrating the principle that dividing by two gives you halves.

The lesson continues with another example featuring Jade, who has 8 marbles that she wants to share equally with three friends. This situation introduces the idea of quarters, where the total number of marbles is divided into four equal parts. In this case, each friend, including Jade, will receive a quarter of the 8 marbles, which is 2 marbles each. This practical application helps solidify the students' understanding of quarters as one of four equal parts of a whole, showing them how to apply this knowledge in a sharing context.