# Cut Circles into Equal Parts and Name them as Fractions Thirds and Fourths - Lesson for Grade 2, Chapter - Fractions and Shapes

In this engaging lesson titled "Cut Circles into Equal Parts and Name them as Fractions: Thirds and Fourths," second-grade students will embark on an exciting journey into the world of Geometry, focusing on Fractions and Shapes. This lesson is crucial as it lays the foundational understanding of fractions, which are not only a key concept in mathematics but also in everyday life.

Through a series of interactive activities such as the Circle Thirds Worksheet, Find Fourths Circles Worksheet, Tire Thirds and Fourths Worksheet, Slice in Thirds Fourths Worksheet, and learning about Circles: Whole, Halves, Thirds, and Fourths, students will learn to visualize and divide shapes into equal parts. They will grasp how to name these portions using the terms 'thirds' and 'fourths. '

This hands-on approach aids in solidifying their understanding of fractions as parts of a whole, an essential skill for more advanced mathematical concepts. Moreover, recognizing and working with fractions early on helps students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This knowledge is not only pivotal in their academic journey but also in real-life situations where division and sharing are involved.

Estimated classroom time: 16 min
Chapter: Fractions and Shapes
Unit: Geometry
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
3:00 min
Circle Thirds Worksheet
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2nd
3:00 min
Find Fourths Circles Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
Tire Thirds and Fourths Worksheet
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4th
3:00 min
Slice in Thirds Fourths Worksheet
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5th
4:00 min
Circles: Whole, Halves, Thirds, and Fourths.
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• ### Activity 1 / Circle Thirds Worksheet

First, remind your kids of the different ways that shapes can be divided. When a shape is complete, they are called wholes. When a shape has been divided into two equal parts, they are called halves. Similarly, shapes that have been divided into three parts are called thirds, and four parts are called fourths. Now, look at the shapes in this worksheet with your children. Circle the cookies that have been cut into thirds.

• ### Activity 2 / Find Fourths Circles Worksheet

Finding fractions in a set can be super easy and fun to learn with this Find Fourths with Circles worksheet. The colorful PDF gives your child the opportunity to see a tangible picture representation of circles divided into different fractions. Then they get to circle the nests that are divided into fourths. With their cheery bird friend, they'll look for nests that show divisions of four equal parts and they'll find success in choosing the correct nest.

• ### Activity 3 / Tire Thirds and Fourths Worksheet

Learning geometry is a very important aspect of your child’s education. The very first thing they must learn is how to identify and name shapes that have been cut into different parts. Ask your kids if they can tell you what shapes that have been cut into 2, 3, and 4 parts are called respectively. Now, test their knowledge with this simple worksheet. The tires in this printout have been divided. Ask your kids to trace on the dotted line to label each as third or fourth.

• ### Activity 4 / Slice in Thirds Fourths Worksheet

When it comes to learning how to identify and work with fractions, it's always best if children have good visual representation to refer to when they're trying to identify different groups. With this free worksheet, they'll look at how various circles are divided into thirds and fourths. Then, they'll have the opportunity to choose the shapes that are divided into both thirds and fourths. They'll learn that fractions need to be divided into equal parts, not just certain numbers of sets, and find success in choosing the correct colorful circles.

• ### Activity 5 / Circles: Whole, Halves, Thirds, and Fourths. - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to identify parts of a circle when split into halves, thirds, and fourths.