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Divide Shapes (Halves & Quarters)

Dividing a shape into parts refers to breaking a shape into smaller sections or components. This concept is foundational in understanding fractions and can also be a precursor to more advanced geometry concepts. Here are some ways to introduce and explore dividing shapes into parts for grade 1:

- Introduction to Halves:

Activity: Begin by introducing the concept of halves. Use simple shapes like circles, squares, or rectangles.

Example: Take a square and demonstrate cutting it in half to create two equal parts. - Introduction to Fourths:

Activity: Progress to dividing shapes into four equal parts (quarters).

Example: Take a circle and show how it can be divided into four equal sections. - Using Visual Aids:

Activity: Use visual aids such as drawings, diagrams, or even physical cutouts of shapes to illustrate division into parts.

Example: Show a triangle divided into three equal parts. - Hands-On Manipulation:

Activity: Allow students to physically manipulate shapes by cutting or folding them.

Example: Provide squares of paper and guide students in folding them to create halves and quarters. - Fraction Terminology:

Activity: Introduce basic fraction terminology, such as “half” and “quarter,” to help students express the parts.

Example: When dividing a circle into two equal parts, explain that each part is a “half.”

Introducing the concept of dividing shapes into parts in grade 1 sets the stage for understanding fractions and more advanced geometry concepts in later grades. By combining visual aids, hands-on activities, and collaborative exploration, students can develop a solid understanding of how shapes can be divided into equal parts.

Have a look at this video, if you need to review how to divide shapes into halves and quarters.

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Scroll down the page for more Divide Shapes Worksheets.

(These worksheets are printable files with answers.)

Divide Shapes Worksheet #1 (equal parts)

Divide Shapes Worksheet #2 (equal parts)

Divide Shapes Worksheet #3 (half & quarter)

Divide Shapes Worksheet #4 (half & quarter)

Divide Shapes Lesson for Grade 1

Recognizing Divide Shapes (Kindergarten)

Recognizing 3D Shapes

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