Planning and Activities
Day 1 Teaching
Discuss colouring mats so that half is green and half is yellow. Stress that halves are equal.
Further Teaching with Y2
Demonstrate halves and quarters by asking children to fold a piece of A4 paper into first 1/2 and then into 1/4s. Stress that these are equal parts of the shape, label each part.
Group Activities: T with Y2
Use the in-depth problem-solving investigation ‘Same shapes’ from NRICH as today’s group activity.
Or, use these activities:
Y1 -- Find half of shapes in different ways, including folding.
Y2 -- Identify whether shapes are correctly divided into halves or quarters; some children will fold shapes into halves and quarters.
Day 2 Teaching
Discuss colouring mats so that 1/4 is red and 3/4 is blue. Stress that quarters are equal.
Group Activities: T with Y1
Y1 -- Design party mats for Maisie by finding and shading quarters of shapes.
Y2 -- Find 1/4 by folding; shade 1/4s of shapes in different ways. Some children begin to find quarters of quantities.