# Max Maths, Year 2, Try it, Halves and quarters (1)

In the 'Max Maths, Year 2' workbook, children are introduced to the concept of halves through a practical and visual 'Try it' activity. The first task asks students to divide a set of 8 oranges into two equal groups. This hands-on approach helps children to visually understand that when 8 oranges are split evenly, each group contains 4 oranges. Thus, they learn that one half of 8 oranges is 4 oranges. This simple division exercise is designed to make the abstract concept of halving more concrete for young learners.

The second activity follows a similar structure, where children are encouraged to divide 6 toy cars into two equal groups. By physically grouping the cars, they can see that when the 6 cars are divided equally, there are 3 cars in each group. This allows them to conclude that one half of 6 toy cars is 3 toy cars. These exercises not only teach the mathematical operation of halving but also reinforce counting and grouping skills, which are fundamental in early mathematics education. The workbook provides a clear and engaging way for Year 2 students to grasp the idea of halves and quarters.