 If a shape is divided into four equal parts it has been quartered.

# Year 2 Fractions - Shapes

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 6 and 7 in year 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with finding fractions of shapes.

Finding fractions of shapes means being able to understand that a shape split into two equal parts has been halved, that a shape split into four equal parts (perhaps by halving and then halving again) has been quartered and a shape split into three equal parts is in thirds. Children in Year 2 should also recognise the equivalence of two quarters equalling one half, and also that three quarters is greater than a half, but less than the whole. Using division is key when working out and finding fractions of whole numbers.

Question 1 24
14
44
12
The whole shape is shaded – this is 4 quarters
Question 2 24
34
44
14
3 of the 4 quarters are not shaded, only one quarter is shaded
Question 3 24
14
34
12
If you shaded in 1 quarter, and then 2 more, you would have shaded 3 of the 4 quarters
Question 4 5
3
6
9
Each shape has 3 thirds. There are 3 shapes so 3 x 3 = 9
Question 5 8
6
5
10
Each shape has 4 quarters so there are 8 altogether
Question 6 24
14
12
34
The shape is divided into four equal sections – each one is a quarter. One is shaded
Question 7 12
34
25
14
There are four quarters. If I shaded two of them, it would be half of the shape
Question 8 24
They are both the same
12
34
12 is the same as 24 so 34 is greater
Question 9 23
14
13
12
One of the three equal parts is called a third
Question 10 34, 14, 12
14, 34, 12
12, 14, 34
14, 12, 34
12 is the same as 24
Author:  Angela Smith