Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
In this summative lesson, students create posters of different ways to divide shapes into halves and fourths! This pushes students to think about how different ways of dividing shapes can yield equivalent parts. The activity is followed by the unit quiz!
I want my students to develop a strong foundation in fractions. Today we will work on dividing items into regional parts of fourths. Also, I will discuss a fourths synonym (quarter) and engage my students in using this new terminology.