Understanding a half

Welcome to our Fraction Math Worksheets for second grade.

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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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.

Want to test yourself to see how well you have understood this skill?.

- Try our NEW quick quiz at the bottom of this page.

Take a look at some more of our worksheets similar to these.

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.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- understand what fractions are;
- relate fractions to everyday objects and quantities;
- place different fractions on a number line;
- shade in different fractions of a shapes;
- work out unit fractions of numbers.

Here you will find the Math Salamanders free online Math help pages about Fractions.

There is a wide range of help pages including help with:

- fraction definitions;
- equivalent fractions;
- converting improper fractions;
- how to add and subtract fractions;
- how to convert fractions to decimals and percentages;
- how to simplify fractions.

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

Here is our collection of Math games involving fractions.

These games are suitable for kids aged from 3rd grade and upwards.

Playing games is a great way to learn fraction skills in a fun way.

Fraction equivalence, fraction to decimal conversion and properties of fractions are all explored in our fun games to play.

Our quizzes have been created using Google Forms.

At the end of the quiz, you will get the chance to see your results by clicking 'See Score'.

This will take you to a new webpage where your results will be shown. You can print a copy of your results from this page, either as a pdf or as a paper copy.

For incorrect responses, we have added some helpful learning points to explain which answer was correct and why.

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This quick quiz tests your knowledge and skill at understanding a half.

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