For each rectangle click on two green dots to draw a line between them. The line must dissect the rectangle to produce the fraction indicated below the rectangle. Your solution to questions 1 and 2 must be different.
This is Fraction Dissect level 1. You can also try:
Level 2
Level 3
Equivalent Fractions
Fraction Pairs


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Level 1  Draw lines to dissect the rectangles to make the given fractions.
Level 2  Recognise the harder fractions from the disected rectangle diagrams.
Level 3  Recognise or calculate fractions of circles.
Equivalent Fractions Practise finding equivalent fractions numerically and in fraction diagrams.
Fraction Pairs The traditional pairs or Pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of equivalent fractions.
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