# Dividing Sets of Objects

## What You Need

Small objects from your home

## What To Do

## What To Know

This activity teaches your child about what mathematics educators call “part-whole relationships” and “quantifier words.” Part-whole relationships are the relationships between parts of a set (a few blocks) and the whole set (all of the blocks). Learning about part-whole relationships is the first step to understanding fractions and proportions. Quantifier words are words that informally describe quantities (such as “all,” “some,” or “many”). Even if your child isn’t able to count items yet, you can still help them to explore part-whole relationships using quantifier words instead of number words.

## Moving On

Once your child is more familiar with number words and counting, you can begin replacing the quantifier words in this activity with numbers.