# Cut Rectangles: Thirds and Fourths - Lesson for Grade 2, Chapter - Fractions and Shapes

In the "Cut Rectangles: Thirds and Fourths" lesson, designed for second-grade students, learners will embark on an engaging journey through the realms of fractions and shapes, specifically focusing on the geometric unit of rectangles. This lesson is a crucial component of the Geometry unit within the Fractions and Shapes chapter, aimed at building a foundational understanding of dividing shapes into equal parts.

Students will begin their learning adventure by identifying thirds through an interactive "Chocolate Fractions Worksheet," enabling them to visualize and understand fractions in a fun, relatable context. Following this, the "Find Fourths Together with Tommy Worksheet" introduces the concept of quarters in a collaborative and engaging way. The "House Fractions Worksheet" and "Fractions of Shapes Worksheet" further reinforce these concepts by applying them to everyday objects and shapes, fostering connections between mathematical principles and the real world.

The culmination of this lesson involves the "Rectangles Cut Into Equal Parts: Wholes, Halves, Thirds, and Fourths" activity, which ties together the learned concepts by focusing on rectangles specifically. This comprehensive approach not only solidifies their understanding of fractions but also enhances their spatial reasoning and geometry skills.

Estimated classroom time: 16 min
Chapter: Fractions and Shapes
Unit: Geometry
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Identify Thirds: Chocolate Fractions Worksheet
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2nd
3:00 min
Find Fourths Together with Tommy Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
House Fractions Worksheet
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4th
3:00 min
Fractions of Shapes Worksheet
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5th
4:00 min
Rectangles Cut Into Equal Parts: Wholes, Halves, Thirds, and Fourths
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• ### Activity 1 / Identify Thirds: Chocolate Fractions Worksheet

When a shape is divided into more than one equal part, these parts are called fractions. By now, your little ones probably already know that two parts are called a half (½).  But, when a whole shape is divided into three equal parts, each part is called one third (1/3). Show your child this worksheet full of pictures of chocolate bars cut in three equal parts. Then, ask them to circle the pictures with chocolate bars cut into one thirds.

• ### Activity 2 / Find Fourths Together with Tommy Worksheet

Teaching your children about fractions can be stressful, not only for you, but for your children as well. Make their difficulties easier with this colorful worksheet. By now, your child should know that dividing a whole shape in two equal parts is called a half, and three equal parts is called a one third. Now, teach them about dividing into four parts, which is called a one fourth (¼). Ask them to circle the shapes in this pdf that are cut in one fourths.

• ### Activity 3 / House Fractions Worksheet

As your child learns more and more about wholes, fractions, halves, one thirds, and one fourths, you might want to test their knowledge a little bit. Use this worksheet to see just how much of the exercises your youngster was able to understand. In the exercise, your child is to look at the windows of the house. Then, check the correct fraction that the window is divided in from the options provided.

• ### Activity 4 / Fractions of Shapes Worksheet

Sometimes kids have a hard time learning fractions, but when kids are presented with fractions in a variety of ways, the concept is easily understood. This fractions of shapes printable worksheet will allow your child to understand fractions by seeing how fractions apply to familiar geometric shapes.