Read the problem carefully and show me how you solve it. Problem: Half of the people in a family are males. What might a drawing of the family look like? Show me your thinking by drawing or using emoji people. How many people are in the family? How many males are in the family? Is there another way you could solve this problem?
Do children understand that there must be the same number of people in each group? Make sure they see a range of drawings done by class members.