MA.2.FR.1.1

Partition circles and rectangles into two, three or four equal-sized parts. Name the parts using appropriate language, and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds or four fourths.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Within this benchmark, the expectation is not to write the equal-sized parts as a fraction with a numerator and denominator.

Clarification 2: Problems include mathematical and real-world context.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 2
Strand: Fractions
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5012040: Mathematics - Grade Two (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7712030: Access Mathematics Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012005: Foundational Skills in Mathematics K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.2.FR.1.AP.1: Partition circles and rectangles into two, three or four equal-sized parts. Recognize the parts of the whole as halves, thirds or fourths. Explore the whole as two halves, three thirds or four fourths.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Formative Assessments

How Many Fourths Are in a Whole?:

Students partition a rectangle into four equal parts and consider what fraction represents the whole.

Type: Formative Assessment

Halves, Thirds, and Fourths:

Students partition three different circles into two, three, and four equal parts and consider what fraction each part represents.

Type: Formative Assessment

Image/Photograph

Clipart ETC Fractions:

Illustrations that can be used for teaching and demonstrating fractions. Fractional representations are modeled in wedges of circles ("pieces of pie") and parts of polygons. There are also clipart images of numerical fractions, both proper and improper, from halves to twelfths. Fraction charts and fraction strips found in this collection can be used as manipulatives and are ready to print for classroom use.

Type: Image/Photograph

Original Student Tutorials

Partitioning Cakes: Thirds:

It's time for cake! Learn to partition cakes into thirds in this interactive student tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Partitioning Pizzas: Halves:

Learn to partition circular and rectangular pizzas into halves in this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Partitioning Circular Pies: Fourths:

It's time for pie! Learn to partition circular pies into fourths in this interactive student tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Partitioning Rectangular Pies: Fourths:

It's Thanksgiving and time for pie! Learn to partition rectangular pies into fourths in this interactive student tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Chocolate Partitioning!:

Learn to partition a rectangular chocolate bar into equally sized pieces by making rows and columns in this interactive tutorial. 

 

Note: This tutorial extends beyond partitioning a rectangle into 4 equal sized shares and explores partitioning into higher numbers.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Virtual Manipulative

Build a Fraction:


This virtual manipulative will help the students to build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fraction lab. To challenge the children there are multiple levels, where they can earn lots of stars.
Some of the sample learning goals can be:

  • Build equivalent fractions using numbers and pictures.
  • Compare fractions using numbers and patterns
  • Recognize equivalent simplified and unsimplified fractions

Type: Virtual Manipulative

MFAS Formative Assessments

Halves, Thirds, and Fourths:

Students partition three different circles into two, three, and four equal parts and consider what fraction each part represents.

How Many Fourths Are in a Whole?:

Students partition a rectangle into four equal parts and consider what fraction represents the whole.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades K-5

Chocolate Partitioning!:

Learn to partition a rectangular chocolate bar into equally sized pieces by making rows and columns in this interactive tutorial. 

 

Note: This tutorial extends beyond partitioning a rectangle into 4 equal sized shares and explores partitioning into higher numbers.

Partitioning Cakes: Thirds:

It's time for cake! Learn to partition cakes into thirds in this interactive student tutorial. 

Partitioning Circular Pies: Fourths:

It's time for pie! Learn to partition circular pies into fourths in this interactive student tutorial. 

Partitioning Pizzas: Halves:

Learn to partition circular and rectangular pizzas into halves in this interactive tutorial. 

Partitioning Rectangular Pies: Fourths:

It's Thanksgiving and time for pie! Learn to partition rectangular pies into fourths in this interactive student tutorial.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorials

Partitioning Cakes: Thirds:

It's time for cake! Learn to partition cakes into thirds in this interactive student tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Partitioning Pizzas: Halves:

Learn to partition circular and rectangular pizzas into halves in this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Partitioning Circular Pies: Fourths:

It's time for pie! Learn to partition circular pies into fourths in this interactive student tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Partitioning Rectangular Pies: Fourths:

It's Thanksgiving and time for pie! Learn to partition rectangular pies into fourths in this interactive student tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Chocolate Partitioning!:

Learn to partition a rectangular chocolate bar into equally sized pieces by making rows and columns in this interactive tutorial. 

 

Note: This tutorial extends beyond partitioning a rectangle into 4 equal sized shares and explores partitioning into higher numbers.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Virtual Manipulative

Build a Fraction:


This virtual manipulative will help the students to build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fraction lab. To challenge the children there are multiple levels, where they can earn lots of stars.
Some of the sample learning goals can be:

  • Build equivalent fractions using numbers and pictures.
  • Compare fractions using numbers and patterns
  • Recognize equivalent simplified and unsimplified fractions

Type: Virtual Manipulative

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Image/Photograph

Clipart ETC Fractions:

Illustrations that can be used for teaching and demonstrating fractions. Fractional representations are modeled in wedges of circles ("pieces of pie") and parts of polygons. There are also clipart images of numerical fractions, both proper and improper, from halves to twelfths. Fraction charts and fraction strips found in this collection can be used as manipulatives and are ready to print for classroom use.

Type: Image/Photograph

Virtual Manipulative

Build a Fraction:


This virtual manipulative will help the students to build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fraction lab. To challenge the children there are multiple levels, where they can earn lots of stars.
Some of the sample learning goals can be:

  • Build equivalent fractions using numbers and pictures.
  • Compare fractions using numbers and patterns
  • Recognize equivalent simplified and unsimplified fractions

Type: Virtual Manipulative