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What you will learn from this videoWhat you will learn
- How to split shapes into equal parts.
- That shapes can be split into halves, fourths and thirds!
- How this knowledge can help us share breakfast, snacks and art supplies with our friends!
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Before Video
How can you make a bigger shape out of smaller shapes?ANSWERI can put smaller shapes together in the shape I want to make.
Put the squares side by side. Or, put one square below the other one.
Put all the squares side by side. Or, put all the squares one below the other. Or, make the four small squares into one bigger square.
ANSWERYou can put two triangles together.
The word ‘equal’ means the same. It means they are the same size.
After Video
How do you split a shape into halves? How many halves make a whole?ANSWERYou split it into two equal parts. Two halves make a whole.
You split it into four equal parts. Four fourths make a whole.
The parts are called thirds.
Yes. For example, you could split it in half from top to bottom or from side to side.
ANSWERNo. The parts are only fourths when they are the same size.
- Vocabulary
- Equal parts DEFINE
Parts of a whole that are the same size.
- Half DEFINE
One of two equal parts of a whole.
- Whole DEFINE
One entire shape or object.
- Fourth DEFINE
One of four equal parts of a whole.
- Third DEFINE
One of three equal parts of a whole.
- Circle DEFINE
A round shape with no sides or corners.
- Rectangle DEFINE
A shape with 4 sides and 4 square corners.
- Square DEFINE
A shape with 4 equal sides and 4 square corners.
- Equal parts DEFINE
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Level 1
You split a rectangle into halves. How many halves make one whole?
Level 2
A cake is in the shape of a circle. You split the cake into four equal parts. What are the parts called?
Level 3
A sandwich is in the shape of a square. You split the sandwich into three equal parts. What are the parts called?
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