What is Halves?
Splitting a whole thing into two equal parts gives a half.
Halves of various shapes
In the given images, the colored portions in each shape represent halves.
Representing half using fractions
A fraction is a part of one whole thing. When a slice of cake is taken out, it becomes a fraction, i.e. a piece of the entire cake.
In fractions, half is written as 12 of the whole.
Find half of a block comprising of six parts.
Take out 3 parts out of 6, and it equals one half.
Representing half on a number line
We can show fractions on a number line. The distance from 01 on a number line is always one whole. Dividing this distance into two equal parts will give two halves.
Properties of halves
 Two equal parts of one whole thing.

In decimal numbers, half is denoted by 0.5.

We can find half of a number multiplying it by ½. For example, in the figure, half of the group of 6 chips is obtained by 6 × ^{1}⁄_{2 }=3

By dividing the number by 2 we can get half of any number.

Adding two halves makes one.