Yesterday we started the discussion about one half being something that has been divided into two equal parts. We experimented with lollies and fruit, and we discussed how each item can be cut into two equal parts. Oliver explained that a mandarin can be divided into two equal parts by counting the segments.
Next, we talked about bread and how a piece of bread can be folded in half. If it is the area is the same on both sides, it has been halved.
The children then made fairy bread. Their challenge was to cut their fairy bread in half. They then had to explain whether or not they had cut their bread in half and how they knew. Many of them placed one piece on top of the other to check the area of each portion.