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## What are halves and fourths?

When a whole is divided into equal size pieces, the pieces are fractions of the whole. If the whole is divided into 2 equal sized pieces, each piece is one half of the whole. If the whole is divided into 4 equal sized pieces, each piece is one fourth of the whole.

**How do you explain 1/4 to a child?**

Recognise a quarter as 1 of 4 equal parts of something First, your child will learn to find a quarter of a shape or object by splitting it into four equal parts (for example, finding a quarter of a cake). They will find a quarter by finding half and then finding half again.

### How do you explain halves to a child?

To help your child share an amount in half, use the phrase, “One for me, one for you”. They should say, “One for me” as they place a counter in the first pile and then say, “One for you” as they place the counter in the other pile. We can see that half of 4 is 2. Show them that there is exactly 2 counters in each pile.

**How do you teach halves?**

To teach the halving of smaller numbers, count out the required amount of counters and move them one by one into two equal piles. For larger numbers, break them down into tens and ones, halve each separately and then add up the result. It may help to write this down.

#### How do you introduce halving?

**How do you teach halving?**

## Is this a circle divided into half?

This is a circle divided into two pieces, but they’re not equal, so this isn’t divided into halves. This is two equal sections, right over here, so that one is halves. Let’s do one more.

**Are halves two equal parts of the whole?**

If the whole is divided into 2 equal sized pieces, each piece is one half of the whole. If the whole is divided into 4 equal sized pieces, each piece is one fourth of the whole. This is the currently selected item. Want to join the conversation? Posted 5 months ago. Direct link to Mozell Willms’s post “Are halves two equal part…”

### What is one fourth of the whole?

If the whole is divided into 4 equal sized pieces, each piece is one fourth of the whole. This is the currently selected item. Want to join the conversation? Posted 5 months ago.

**What happens when a whole is divided into 4 unequal parts?**

For example, if the whole is divided into 4 unequal parts, some parts will be larger than one-fourth and some will be smaller than one-fourth. Have a blessed, wonderful day!