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Worksheet: Unit Fractions for Halves, Thirds, and Quarters

Q1:

Consider the shape shown.

One out of equal parts is shaded.

  • A4
  • B2
  • C5
  • D3

Pick the fraction that shows how much of the shape has been shaded.

  • A 1 2
  • B 1 4
  • C 3 1
  • D 1 3

Q2:

What fraction is shaded?

  • A 1 4
  • B 1 3
  • C 1 5
  • D 1 2

Q3:

What fraction is shaded?

  • A 1 5
  • B 1 4
  • C 1 6
  • D 1 3

Q4:

Charlotte was asked to shade 1 4 of this rectangle.

She shaded one piece out of four, but her answer was wrong. Explain her mistake.

  • AShe should have shaded 2 parts.
  • BShe should have shaded 4 parts.
  • CShe should have shaded a smaller part.
  • DThe parts must have the same area.

Q5:

These rectangles are made from unit squares.

Pick the rectangle that has 1 3 of its area shaded.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

Q6:

Susan writes that she took of the pie. Pick the description that explains what these numbers mean.

  • AShe took 2 pieces of the pie.
  • BShe took 4 pieces of the pie.
  • CShe took 3 pieces of the pie.
  • DShe took 1 out of 4 equal parts.

Q7:

Jacob and Elizabeth have both shaded 1 2 of the area of the same rectangle.

Find another way to shade 1 2 of the area.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

Q8:

This rectangle is partitioned into equal parts.

1 out of equal parts is shaded.

Complete the fraction: ? 4 of the area is shaded.

Q9:

An orange can be equally divided into 3 .

  • Ahalves
  • Bquarters
  • Cthirds

Q10:

An orange can be equally divided into 4 .

  • Ahalves
  • Bthirds
  • Cquarters

Q11:

An orange is divided into quarters. How many pieces of orange are there?