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Halves

In this video, we will learn how to
divide shapes into two equal parts, name each part as a half, and tell the number of
halves in a whole.

If we take a strawberry and cut it
into two equal parts, we call each part a half. How many halves make a whole
strawberry? There are two halves. Two halves equals one whole. This apple has been divided into
two equal parts. Each part is half an apple. Two halves equals one whole
apple. And two halves of an orange makes a
whole orange. We can also divide shapes into two
equal parts. We call each part a half. And we know that two halves equals
one whole shape. Let’s practice identifying halves
of shapes.

Pick a shape that has one half
colored.

We’re showing three different
shapes. And we have to find the one which
has half colored. We know that there are two halves
in a whole. If we divide a shape into two equal
parts, we call each part a half. Has this rectangle been divided
into two equal parts? No, it hasn’t. It’s been divided into four equal
parts. Has the second shape been divided
into two equal parts? Yes, it has. And one-half has been colored
green. The third shape has been divided
into two parts, but they’re not equal. This is the shape which has one
half colored.

Here is a shape. The shape is divided into what
equal parts. One what of the shape is
shaded. Is it one half or one quarter?

This shape has been divided into
two equal parts. We call each of these equal parts a
half. And one of those halves has been
shaded. This shape has been divided into
two equal parts. One half of the shape is
shaded.

Pick one way to divide a rectangle
into halves.

We know that halves are equal parts
of a whole. Which of these rectangles has been
divided into two equal parts? It’s the first rectangle. The second rectangle has been
divided into two parts, but they’re not equal. And the third rectangle has also
been divided into two parts which are not equal. One way to divide a rectangle into
halves is this way.

What have we learned in this
video? We’ve learned that when we divide
shapes into two equal parts, we call each part a half. We’ve also learned that two halves
make one whole.