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Dividing Shapes Into Equal Parts – Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 4 pages | Grades: 2 - 3

Practice partitioning shapes and shading fraction models with this math worksheet for 2nd and 3rd-grade students.

Practice Dividing Shapes Into Equal Parts

Understanding how to partition shapes into equal parts is an important concept students need to understand before diving further into fractions. Teach Starter has created a worksheet for your second and third-grade students to use when learning how to divide shapes into equal parts and shade a given number of pieces.

With this worksheet, students will practice dividing shapes into equal parts and then shading in a given number of pieces to represent a fraction. This worksheet challenges students to partition shapes other than circles and rectangles. Students will practice dividing hearts, triangles, trapezoids, and more! Students will also read a variety of word problems and draw a visual model to represent a given scenario.

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

If there are students who need an additional challenge, encourage them to represent each fraction on a number line.

For students who need additional support, consider using the editable version only to include circles and rectangles.

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.

To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.

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This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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