Look at the five shapes. Tick all of the shapes that have half shaded.
Let’s listen to the question one more time. Look at the five shapes. Tick all of the shapes that have half shaded. The key word in the question is “half.” We have to look at each of these shapes and tick the ones that have half shaded. When we’re finding half of a shape, we divide it into two equal parts. So we’re looking for shapes that have one out of two parts or half shaded.
The square has one part shaded. But it has four parts. So one out of four or one-quarter of the square is shaded. In the second square, two out of four or two-quarters have been shaded. Two-quarters is equal to a half. If we swapped the triangles around inside this square, it helps us to see this more clearly. Two quarters is equal to a half. So we need to tick this shape. Remember we’re looking for the shapes that have half shaded.
The circle has one-third shaded. One part out of three is shaded. This triangle has been split into two equal parts or halves and one is shaded. So we also need to tick this triangle. And the hexagon has been split into six equal parts and one of them is shaded. So one-sixth of the hexagon is shaded.
To help us answer the question, we looked at how many equal parts each shape had and how many of those parts were shaded. And we ticked the two shapes where half have been shaded.