# Finding a quarter

## Learning focus

Learn how to split objects into quarters and share amounts into four equal groups.

This lesson includes:

- a learning summary
- two activities
- one game

# Quiz

To get started, let's see how well you know this topic already. Take the catch-up quiz below to find out.

# Learn

Finding a **quarter** means finding one of four equal parts.

There are four quarters in one **whole**.

## Example 1:

**Layla, Bobbi, Iyla and George want to share a pizza. How could they slice the pizza so they each get an equal piece?**

There are four children so they need to cut it into four pieces.

If they cut the pizza like this, they will each get an equal piece, or a **quarter**.

## Example 2:

**Now have a look at these four squares. Can you tell which is the odd one out?**

Did you get the right answer?

Square A, B and C have been split into four equal parts, so they show quarters.

However, square D is the odd one out, because it has **not** been divided into equal parts, so it does not show quarters.

## Finding a quarter of an amount

You can find a quarter of an amount of objects too.

To find a quarter, you need to count how many objects there are in the whole first.

Then share the total number into four equal groups. A quarter is the number in one group.

## Example 3:

**Here are some apples. Can you count how many there are in total?**

There are 8 apples in total.

To find a quarter, you have to split the 8 apples into 4 equal groups.

By sharing the apples into 4 equal groups, you can see there are 2 in each group.

Therefore, a quarter of 8 is *2*.

## Top tip

Count the total before you share into four equal groups.

# Play

Play the **fractions** level of Karate Cats Maths. Can you collect a cool new costume for your cats?

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