Shape Partitions

Directions: Using the same cut pattern for each figure, partition each shape into fourths.

Using different cut patterns for each figure, partition each shape into fourths


How can you cut each figure to make halves? How can you use that to make fourths?


There can be many different student solutions. One possible answer for same cut pattern would be:

One possible answer for different cut patterns would be:

Source: Bryan Anderson

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  1. do you provide parts cut in fourths? — to overlay in the figures? or do the students draw linies to cut them??

  2. the rectangle i drew 3 lines and i made 4 sqaures’ the circle i made across and made 4ths’
    3.i made 4 smaller sqaures.

  3. the rectangle I drew 3 lines and I made 4 squares 2. in the circle I made across and made 4ths 3. I made 4 smaller squares

  4. Samarth Santosh!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rectangle,circle, square – I can draw 1 vertical and 1 horizontal to cut in to fourths

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