# Making a Whole - Lesson for Grade 2, Chapter - Fractions and Shapes

In the lesson "Making a Whole," second-grade students will embark on an enlightening journey into the world of fractions and shapes, an integral part of the Geometry unit. Through engaging activities such as Matching Halves Worksheet, Matching Thirds Worksheet, Whole Shape from Fourths Worksheet, and Whole Shape from Halves, Thirds, and Fourths Worksheet, students will master the art of identifying and creating whole shapes from fractional parts. They will delve into the concept of halves, thirds, and fourths, learning to recognize and match these fractions to complete shapes.

Understanding fractions and their relationship to whole shapes is crucial for developing a solid foundation in mathematical reasoning and problem-solving. It enhances spatial awareness and introduces students to the concept of parts making up a whole, a fundamental principle not only in mathematics but in real-world applications as well. By grasping these concepts early on, students will be better prepared for more advanced math topics and will develop critical thinking skills that will benefit them across various subjects. This lesson empowers students with the ability to visualize and manipulate shapes, fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of geometry.

Estimated classroom time: 16 min
Chapter: Fractions and Shapes
Unit: Geometry
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1st
3:00 min
Matching Halves Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Matching Thirds Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
Whole Shape from Fourths Worksheet
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4th
3:00 min
Whole Shape from Halves, Thirds and Fourths Worksheet
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5th
4:00 min
Making a Whole From Halves, Thirds and Fourths
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• ### Activity 1 / Matching Halves Worksheet

How well does your child know the shapes? Well enough to properly match to split shapes to form a whole? See how well they fare with this simple worksheet. Four options for a match are provided in this printout/. The task is for your child to figure out which two halves among the options would form a complete rectangle when put together. Ask them to draw a line connecting the two correct halves.

• ### Activity 2 / Matching Thirds Worksheet

This exercise is fairly simple, and simply requires that your child have a good prior understanding of shapes and fractions, and can easily identify them. Ask your child to look at the shapes on the top of this worksheet. Ask them what shapes they are. Then, look at the fractions underneath the shapes. Ask your child to circle the correct 3 parts that make up the whole shape.

• ### Activity 3 / Whole Shape from Fourths Worksheet

In this worksheet, your children will need to circle the parts which will correctly form the rectangle on the left when put together. This exercise will test not only your kids’ knowledge on shapes, it will also test their ability to correctly identify and put different shapes together to make up the whole of a new shape. Look at the different parts on the right and ask your child to circle which of the parts will form the rectangle given on the left.

• ### Activity 4 / Whole Shape from Halves, Thirds and Fourths Worksheet

Explain to your students that by carefully putting two halves, thirds, and fourths of a shape together, you can make a whole of a new shape. Then, look at this worksheet with your students. There is a rectangle at the top of the printout. The task is to find which of the sets of halves, thirds and fourths can be put together to correctly make the given rectangle. Ask them to check all the correct sets.

• ### Activity 5 / Making a Whole From Halves, Thirds and Fourths - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to make a whole from halves, thirds, and fourths.