# Naming the Shares part 2 - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Math in Shapes

In "Naming the Shares Part 2," part of the "Math in Shapes" chapter within the Geometry unit, first-grade students will embark on an engaging journey to deepen their understanding of fractions, specifically focusing on identifying and creating halves and fourths of shapes. Through a series of captivating activities, including the "Find Fourths Together with Tommy Worksheet," "Whole Shape from Fourths Worksheet," "Fractions of Shapes Worksheet," and "Partitioning Shapes," children will practice dividing shapes into equal parts and learn to name these parts as fractions of the whole.

This lesson is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it lays the foundational knowledge of fractions, a fundamental concept in mathematics that students will encounter throughout their academic journey. Understanding how to partition shapes into halves and fourths not only enhances spatial reasoning but also prepares students for more complex math concepts in future grades. Moreover, the ability to visualize and manipulate shapes in this manner bolsters problem-solving and critical thinking skills, which are invaluable across all areas of study. By engaging in hands-on activities, students will not only grasp the concept of fractions in a tangible way but also appreciate its relevance and application in everyday life.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Math in Shapes
Unit: Geometry
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1st
3:00 min
Find Fourths Together with Tommy Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Whole Shape from Fourths Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Fractions of Shapes Worksheet
worksheet
4th
4:00 min
Partitioning Shapes, Naming the Shares (Halves and Fourths)
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• ### Activity 1 / 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 2 / 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 3 / 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.