Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?
How can these shapes be cut in half to make two shapes the same
shape and size? Can you find more than one way to do it?
These pictures show squares split into halves. Can you find other ways?
Alistair who goes to Histon Infants School said there are 6 apples in the bowl because there are six other fruits.
Children from Mef School in Turkey explained it like this:
1+2+3= 6 Half of the total fruits is equal to the number of apples. They showed this in a picture: @
3 oranges, 2 pears and a banana
In the second question, Alistair wrote: There are ten other fruits, so there are 5 apples (and 5 oranges).
Pupils at Mef School said:
4+3+3 = 10 (half of the total fruits)
10/2= 5 so a quarter of the total fruits is equal to the number of apples