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Partitioning Shapes – Basic Fraction Worksheets

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

Identify equal parts and practice partitioning shapes with these fraction worksheets designed for 1st and 2nd grade.

1st and 2nd Grade Fraction Worksheets

Are your students ready to explore basic fraction concepts? When learning fractions, students often learn to recognize equal and unequal parts and how to partition a shape into equal parts. They also learn to identify shapes that have been divided into halves, thirds, fourths, etc.

With this worksheet pack, students are introduced to the concept of halves, thirds, fourths, and eighths. On each worksheet, students must:

  • Determine which shapes are cut equally into the given number of parts
  • Partition shapes
  • Color one piece of each shape to represent the unit fraction

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 students need an additional challenge, encourage them to create two shapes that show the same amount shaded in but are composed of different-sized pieces. This is a skill they will further develop when exploring equivalent fractions.

Encourage students who need additional support to start with the “Halves” worksheet first. Provide guidance in a small group or 1-on-1 setting. 

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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