HALVES, THIRDS, AND FOURTHS

If a shape is partitioned into two equal shares, the shares can be described as **halves**.

One of the shares can be described as **half** of the whole shape.

The whole shape can be described as two halves.

If a shape is partitioned into three equal shares, the shares can be described as **thirds**.

One of the shares can be described as a **third** of the whole shape.

The whole shape can be described as three thirds.

If a shape is partitioned into four equal shares, the shares can be described as **fourths**.

One of the shares can be described as a **fourth** of the whole shape.

The whole shape can be described as four fourths.