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Equal and Unequal Parts – Basic Fraction Worksheets

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 3

Determine if shapes have been partitioned into equal parts with this fraction worksheet pack designed for first and second-grade students.

Cut and Paste Fraction Worksheet

When first learning about the concept of a fraction, students should be introduced to the understanding that all pieces should be equal. Regardless of how many pieces there are or what the full shape looks like, each partitioned piece should be the same.

Teach Starter has created a set of worksheets for your students to demonstrate an understanding of equal and unequal parts. This download includes a worksheet for

  • Halves
  • Thirds
  • Fourths
  • Eighths

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 would like an additional challenge, encourage them to draw additional shapes that are partitioned into the same number of pieces.

For students who need support, consider using fraction circles or concrete models to help them see how each piece is the same size. Students can stack the pieces on top of each other and observe how they are the same size.

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. 

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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