Today you will be finding out and recognising a quarter of a shape.
Children explore quarters for the first time.
They will develop their understanding of equal parts and non-equal parts and relate this to a shape or object being split up into four equal parts.
Children will use the words quarters and parts at this stage but will not use the fractional notation of 1/4.
Tip: Cut shapes out of paper and phyically fold them into quarters so that your child/ren can see the equal parts.
How many parts does my whole have?
Are my parts equal or not equal?
How many equal parts can we see/count?
Can we make a quarter in a different way?
Which shapes show equal parts?
Which shapes show four equal parts? Which shapes show quarters?
Additional challenge activity for children who are confident.
Read the challenge to your child but encourage independent problem solving.
If they have a go but don't understand then explain the answer to them.