# Identify Fourths

## Overview

Fractions help us to **divide** whole shapes into **parts**! Sometimes shapes are divided into four equal parts. These are known as **FOURTHS**. Fourths are a type of fraction.

Look at the example below:

Three **PARTS** are shaded. There are FOUR parts that make up ONE whole rectangle.

**THREE FOURTHS** of the rectangle is shaded in.

Many shapes can be divided into fourths, or FOUR EQUAL parts.

**Here are some examples:**

Each shape has ONE FOURTH shaded.

**Let’s take a look at this example.**

**How many fourths are shaded?**

This square is divided into equal parts.

**How many parts make up the whole square?**

FOUR parts make up the whole square.

There are FOUR parts.

**How many parts are shaded?**

TWO parts are shaded.

TWO FOURTHS of the square is shaded.

**Let’s take a look at this next example.**

**We will decide again how many FOURTHS are shaded.**

This circle is divided into equal parts.

**How many parts make up the whole circle?**

FOUR parts make up the whole circle.

There are FOUR parts.

**How many parts are shaded?**

ONE PART is shaded.

ONE FOURTH of the circle is shaded.

**Try this one!**

This diamond is divided into parts.

**How many parts make up the whole diamond?**

Three parts make up the whole diamond.

There are FOUR parts.

**How many parts are shaded?**

FOUR PARTS are shaded.

FOUR FOURTHS of the triangle is shaded.

The WHOLE shape is shaded.

Let’s work on another one!

This circle is divided into parts.

**How many parts make up the whole circle?**

FOUR parts make up the whole circle.

There are FOUR parts.

**How many parts are shaded?**

TWO PARTS are shaded.

TWO FOURTHS of the circle is shaded.

You are now ready to try the practice questions below!

### Practice Question 1

**What fraction shows how many parts are shaded?**

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### Practice Question 2

**What fraction shows how many parts are shaded?**

### Practice Question 3

**What fraction shows how many parts are shaded?**

### Practice Question 4

**How many parts are shaded?**

### Practice Question 5

**How many parts are shaded?**

You should now be able to identify fourths in any given shape. Try the quiz below to see if you can get all the answers correct.

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