# Making a Whole from Fractions - Lesson for Grade 3, Chapter - Geometry

In the lesson "Making a Whole from Fractions," Grade 3 students embark on a fascinating exploration within the Geometry chapter, specifically focusing on the Data, Geometry, Area, and Perimeter unit. Through engaging activities such as "Dinner Shapes: Making a Whole Worksheet," "Whole Shapes as Fractions Worksheet," "Whole Shape from Halves, Thirds, and Fourths Worksheet," and "Cutting Rectangles into Equal Parts and Making a Whole from Fractions," students will delve deep into the concept of fractions and how they can be used to represent and construct whole shapes.

Learning to view whole shapes through the lens of fractions not only enhances students' understanding of geometry but also bolsters their ability to comprehend and work with fractions, a fundamental skill in mathematics. This knowledge is crucial as it lays the groundwork for more advanced mathematical concepts they will encounter in the future. Moreover, understanding how to dissect and reassemble shapes using fractions will aid students in grasping concepts related to area and perimeter, enriching their geometric intuition and problem-solving skills.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Geometry
Unit: Data, Geometry, Area and Perimeter
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
3:00 min
Dinner Shapes: Making a Whole Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Whole Shapes as Fractions Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Whole Shape from Halves, Thirds and Fourths Worksheet
worksheet
4th
4:00 min
Cutting Rectangles into Equal Parts and Making a Whole from Fractions
Quiz
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• ### Activity 1 / Dinner Shapes: Making a Whole Worksheet

Using food and delicious snacks is a great way to stimulate your child’s learning capabilities, and encourage interest in different topics. After learning basic addition and subtraction in math, one of the next hurdles your child must scale is fractions. It might seem difficult in the beginning, but with exercises like this worksheet, your child should become an expert at fraction. Here, your child must find the missing part of the food to make a whole. Instruct them to circle the answer.

• ### Activity 2 / Whole Shapes as Fractions Worksheet

There are a lot of sides to fractions which your child will need to learn. As soon as they can correctly identify and draw whole shapes, the next step will be to introduce your little ones to fractions. Representing whole shapes as fractions is one of the areas your child will cover in the course of their learning. Use this simple worksheet to improve their knowledge on naming whole shapes cut into equal parts.

• ### Activity 3 / 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 4 / Cutting Rectangles into Equal Parts and Making a Whole from Fractions - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to split rectangles into equal parts and make a whole from fractions.