# 3. Partition Shapes : Equal Shares

Practice partitioning of circles and rectangles into 2 or 4 equal shares. Distinguish between equal and unequal partitions for circles and rectangles. This concept of partitions lays the foundation for understanding of fractions in the third grade.

### Common Core Alignment

**1.G.3**Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.