Access Point #: MAFS.3.G.1.AP.2aArchived Access Point

Partition a rectangle into equal parts with equal area.

Essential Understandings


  • Partition (split) a rectangular object into two, three, or four equal parts (e.g., fold rectangular pieces of paper into two or four equal pieces).
  • Identify equal parts of a rectangular shape.
  • Understand the following concepts and vocabulary: equal, parts, partition, area, rectangle, one half, one third, and one fourth.
General Information
Number: MAFS.3.G.1.AP.2a
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14
Cluster: Reason with shapes and their attributes. (Supporting Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Related Standards

This access point is an alternate version of the following benchmark(s).

Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
5012050: Grade Three Mathematics
7712040: Access Mathematics Grade 3
5001040: Art – Intermediate 1
5020100: STEM Lab Grade 3
7701035: Access Art Grade 3
5012055: Grade 3 Accelerated Mathematics
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5

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3rd Grade Math Element Cards:

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