This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 5 and 6 in year 1. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with recognising, finding and naming a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity. It gently introduces them to fractions.
Halving numbers or groups of objects is often young children’s first experience of fractions. They may relate this to cutting one object in two, dividing by two or sharing one group into two equal parts. Children should recognise that for halving to be accurate, both parts should be equal in size or amount.














The two halves should be exactly the same size

Each group should have exactly the same number of stars


Halving means sharing into 2 equal groups or parts

12 ÷ 2 = 6, so half of 12 is 6


10 shared into 2 equal groups gives 5 in each group, so half of 10 is 5

Sharing 20 into two equal groups would give 10 in each group


Half of 14 is 7

Half of 10 is 5, half of 8 is 4. 5 + 4 = 9


Using half of the eggs would be the same as using one box only

Halves of a shape must be identical
