# Max Maths, Year 2, Practice, Halves and quarters

In the Max Maths Year 2 practice book, young learners are introduced to the concept of fractions, focusing on halves and quarters. Practice 2 is a hands-on exercise where students are encouraged to find half of a given set of coloured dots. The activity is broken down into simple, clear steps, starting with the task of finding one half of different even numbers. For example, students are asked to calculate one half of 10, followed by one half of 16, and so on through a series of similar calculations. This repetitive practice helps to reinforce their understanding of the concept of dividing by two to find a half.

The following section of the practice moves on to finding one quarter of sets of coloured dots. This task requires the students to divide the given numbers by four to work out one quarter. The numbers presented for this exercise are also even, allowing for straightforward division and helping to build confidence in the students' ability to handle fractions. They start with finding one quarter of 12, then proceed with one quarter of 16, and continue with a few more examples. This section of the workbook is designed to make learning about quarters engaging and accessible for Year 2 students, with the aim of providing a solid foundation in their understanding of basic fractions.