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Maths – Term 4 – Week 2 – Sharing 

 

The focus of this week is sharing and learning how to share into equal groups. 

 

Lesson 1 – Introduce and explore sharing 

 

Discuss with the children what they think sharing means. Discuss the importance of equal groups. How do we share? What are equal groups? 

 

Model to the children what is an equal group and what is not an equal group. 

 

Task: 

 

Using teddies/toys (or something similar) get 12 pieces of pasta/sweets (anything similar) and share them between the two toys. 

 

Now try and share the 12 pieces of pasta/sweets between three teddies/toys. 

 

Now try and share the 12 pieces of pasta/sweets between four teddies/toys. 

 

Now try and share the 12 pieces of pasta/sweets between five teddies/toys. 

 

This will allow the children to practice sharing into equal groups, get the children to check if each one is equal groups or not. This will also show that it sometimes it the whole can not be shared equally. 

 

Plenary: 

 

Discuss how important it is that sharing is fair/equal. When sharing the groups have to be equal! 

 

Lesson 2 – 

 

Go through the Fairy tale party PowerPoint on Twinkl and help baby bear share the cakes! Discuss with the children the importance of sharing fairly/equally. (TwinklGo pin UB5479) 

Task: Sharing at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic worksheet, help share the items between the teddies. (TwinklGo pin YP0149) 

Extention: Twinkl sharing worksheet (TwinlGo pin CV0387) 

Lesson 3 - Part whole models 

Introduce part whole models, explain each part of the model. Explain that the top represents the whole number, it is the number of ‘things’ that we have. The parts are how the whole is split. 

Explain to the children that the parts add together to make the whole. 

Tasks: 

1. Explore part whole models by drawing the model or printing the template and by using pasta(or something similar) . Give the children a whole number and ask them to make equal parts by sharing it between the parts. 

 

2. Use the part whole model with cubes (or anything similar) to make their own part wholes using the Twinkl part whole model sheet. (or draw their own) 

 

(You could give them the whole number and they can make the parts by sharing. You could also put the cubes into the parts and ask them to use the cubes to make the whole. Or you could simply allow them to explore the part whole model making their own whole and parts.) 

 

Part whole model template TwinklGo pin (ID1275) 

Lesson 4 

Start using language such as ‘10 shared by 2 is’ ’20 shared by 5 is’ with the children, this will prepare them for when they learn division. Use this language whilst solving sharing word problems. 

Task: 

Complete word problems together, modelling how to complete them. (Using manipulatives / drawings / part whole model. Show the children how you 

could use the part whole model to help solve word problems. (TwinklGo pin IX8169) 

 

Lesson 5 – Sharing word problem (Solving problems – Sharing – home learning) 

Model a couple of word problems together, recapping strategies to help solve word problems. 

Task: 

See how many word problems the children can solve, use concrete manipulatives or drawings to help you! (TwinklGo pin YR6512)

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