Understanding a half

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Welcome to the Math Salamanders 2nd Grade Fraction Math Worksheets.

Here you will find some printable worksheets to help your child
understand what a half is. This will help your child sequence numbers involving halves like
'2 and a half', as well as support their understanding of shading
'half a shape' or working out 'half of 12'.

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At Second Grade, children love to explore Math with fun Math activities and games.
Children will enjoy completing these Second Grade Math games and Math worksheets
printable whilst learning at the same time.

During Second Grade, the Math work extends to place value up to 1000.
Children practice counting in ones, tens and hundreds from different starting points.
They build on their understanding of addition and subtraction and develop quick recall
of basic addition and subtraction facts. Their written methods in addition and
subtraction extends into using 3 digits.

At 2nd Grade children also learn to solve simple addition and subtraction problems and work out the answers mentally or on paper.
Children are also introduced to mutiplication and division at this stage, and also the fraction 'half'.
They learn their multiplication table up to 5x5.

The free printable Second Grade Math Worksheets, Games and other free Grade 2 Math sheets will help your child to
achieve their Elementary Math benchmark set out by Achieve, Inc.

In the UK, 2nd Grade is equivalent to Year 3.

Fractions is an area that a lot of kids find hard to understand. One of the problems with fractions is that they have different meanings depending on the context.

For example, you can eat half an apple or cut an orange into fourths. But you can also put the number one-half on a number line, measure a line 3 1/2 cm long, or find a fourth of 24.

Once the concept of fractions as numbers and fractions as parts of a whole has been understood, your child will be well on their way to developing a sound understanding of fractions.

Fraction Math Worksheets - Understanding a half

Here you will find a selection of Fraction worksheets designed to help your child understand what a half is, both as a number and as an operator. The sheets are graded so that the easier ones are at the top.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- develop an understanding of a half as a number;
- count on and back in steps of a half;
- halve different shapes and numbers to 20.

All the free 2nd Grade Fraction sheets in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks for Second Grade.

Finding a half on a number line

Sequencing a Half

Halving Shapes

Halving numbers to 20

Fraction Riddles

Riddles are a great way to get children to apply their knowledge of fractions.

These riddles are a good way to start off a maths lesson, or also to use as a way of checking your child's understanding about fractions.

All the riddles consist of 3 or 4 clues and a selection of 6 or 8 possible answers. Children have to read the clues and work out which is the correct answer.

The riddles can also be used as a template for the children to write their own clues for a partner to guess.

Learning Fractions

Are you looking for free fraction help or fraction support?

Here you will find a range of fraction help on a variety of fraction topics, from simplest form to converting fractions.

There are fraction videos, worked examples and practice fraction worksheets.

Halving and Doubling Online Practice

If you need to practice your halving and doubling, then why not try out our NEW Online Halving and Doubling Online Practice Zone.

You can select the numbers you want to practice with, and print out your results when you have finished.

You can also use the practice zone for benchmarking your performance, or using it with a group of children to gauge progress.

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