Activity: Share objects equally on to your hands
How to do it:
Draw round your hands so you have 3 hands. Gather objects and put them into a pile.
Ask your child to count out 10 objects. Share the 10 objects equally using 2 of the hands.
Count how many objects each hand has. Ask your child to say the sentence
10 shared between 2 equals 5
Repeat this using 8 and 12 objects.
This time count out 9 objects and share them equally between 3 hands.
How many objects does each hand have?
9 shared between 3 equals 3
Repeat using 6, 12 and 15 objects.
If you find it tricky:
Draw round your hands. Gather objects into a pile.
Ask your child to count out 4 objects.
Demonstrate sharing the objects equally between the 2 hands.
4 shared between 2 equals 2.
Repeat using 2, 6 and 8 objects.
After completing the activities, create your own challenges. What items can you collect to share?
How many people will you share them with?