2. Partition shapes

Partition shapes Worksheet

Practice partitioning circles, rectangles and triangles into 2, 3 and 4 equal shares in more than one way. Students also get more comfortable with vocabulary like halves, thirds and fourths. They also understand the relationship between a whole and its equal shares. For example, 1 whole has 2 halves or 3 thirds make a whole. Partition shapes Worksheet also exposes students to situations, where equal shares of a whole do not have the same shape. Partitioning shapes in the first and second grades builds a foundation for introduction of fractions in the third grade.

Common Core Alignment

2.G.3Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.