# Making more parts! - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Math in Shapes

In the lesson "Making More Parts! " designed for Grade 1 students as part of the Geometry unit in the "Math in Shapes" chapter, children embark on a fascinating exploration of dividing shapes into parts. Through engaging activities such as the "Drawing Quarters Worksheet," students will learn the concept of dividing shapes into four equal parts, enhancing their understanding of fractions in a very visual and tangible way. The "Name the Shapes Halves or Fourths? Worksheet" further deepens their comprehension by challenging them to identify whether shapes are divided into halves or fourths, fostering critical thinking and observational skills.

Moreover, the "Shape Sorter Worksheet" introduces students to sorting shapes based on their divisions, reinforcing their knowledge of geometry while simultaneously improving their classification skills. This hands-on approach not only makes learning about shapes fun but also lays a solid foundation for mathematical concepts they will encounter in future grades.

Understanding how to divide and classify shapes by quarters and halves is crucial because it builds the groundwork for more advanced mathematical concepts like fractions and proportions. It also enhances spatial awareness and problem-solving skills, which are essential not just in math but in everyday life.

Estimated classroom time: 9 min
Chapter: Math in Shapes
Unit: Geometry
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
3:00 min
Drawing Quarters Worksheet
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2nd
3:00 min
Name the Shapes Halves or Fourths? Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
Shape Sorter Worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Drawing Quarters Worksheet

Whole shapes can be divided into smaller, equal parts. They can be divided into two equal parts, three equal parts, and so on. In this worksheet, your kids will learn more about dividing whole shapes into four equal parts, which are called quarters. When a shape is cut into 4 equal parts, each of the parts is called a quarter or a fourth. Help your child trace on the correct dotted lines to properly cut each shape into fourths.

• ### Activity 2 / Name the Shapes Halves or Fourths? Worksheet

Before beginning this exercise, you need to know if your child fully understands what halves and fourths are. Ask them what it means when shapes are divided in halves and fourths respectively. If they can give you the correct answers easily enough, you can move forward with this task. In the worksheet, the shapes are broken down into either halves or fourths. Help your child to circle the correct option to the right stating if each shape is divided into halves or fourths.

• ### Activity 3 / Shape Sorter Worksheet

In this traceable worksheet, your child will need to show if the shapes in the pictures are cut up into halves or fourths. Before beginning the exercise, ask your child if they know what halves and fourths are. If they don’t, teach them that halves are when a whole shape is divided into two equal parts and fourths is when a whole shape is divided into four equal parts. Now, look through this worksheet with your little one. Ask them to signify if the shapes are cut up into halves or fourths by tracing on the dotted lines to the correct answer.