Divvy Up

Divvy Up is an interactive game that helps students build a concrete understanding of partitioning two dimensional shapes into equal pieces. This hands-on practice with symmetry establishes a foundation for later work with fractions and division.

Children are asked to partition two dimensional shapes into two, three, and four equal parts by drawing lines. Teachers can configure the settings of the game according to the student’s needs and grade level. First grade students can focus on dividing shapes into halves and fourths, while second grade students continue on with partitioning into thirds.

Additionally, the game helps students identify symmetrical figures, draw lines of symmetry, and explain why figures have symmetry. Teachers can choose whether children will practice with simple 2D geometrical shapes, or more complicated symmetrical figures, including images of real objects and tangrams. Children are asked to draw lines of symmetry by connecting dots. The game checks the student’s responses by performing the folding test and showing a related animation.

This fun and engaging game is ideal for promoting students’ hand-eye coordination, hand stability, and middle-line crossing. Their visual perception skills are improved by drawing lines and connecting the dots on screen.

Ready to have your students explore different ways of drawing lines of symmetry and dividing shapes?

Supported goals in

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.3
Math
Grade: 4
Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.G.A.3
Math
Grade: 1
Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.G.A.3
Math
Grade: 2
Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.G.A.2
Math
Grade: 2
Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
CA.MATH.2.G.2
Math
Grade: 2
Reason with shapes and their attributes. Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
CA.MATH.1.G.3
Math
Grade: 1
Reason with shapes and their attributes. Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
CA.MATH.4.G.3
Math
Grade: 4
Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles. Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
CA.MATH.2.G.3
Math
Grade: 2
Reason with shapes and their attributes. Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
MAFS.4.G.1.3
Math
Grade: 4
Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
MAFS.2.G.1.2
Math
Grade: 2
Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
MAFS.2.G.1.3
Math
Grade: 2
Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
MAFS.1.G.1.3
Math
Grade: 1
Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
NVAC.MATH.4.G.A.3
Math
Grade: 4
Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles. Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
NVAC.MATH.2.G.A.2
Math
Grade: 2
Reason with shapes and their attributes. Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
NVAC.MATH.2.G.A.3
Math
Grade: 2
Reason with shapes and their attributes. Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
NVAC.MATH.1.G.A.3
Math
Grade: 1
Reason with shapes and their attributes. Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
NY.MATH.2.G.2
Math
Grade: 2
Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
NY.MATH.2.G.3
Math
Grade: 2
Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
NY.MATH.1.G.3
Math
Grade: 1
Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
NY.MATH.4.G.3
Math
Grade: 4
Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
NC.MATH.4.G.3
Math
Grade: 4
Recognize symmetry in a two-dimensional figure, and identify and draw lines of symmetry.
NC.MATH.2.G.3
Math
Grade: 2
Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares. 1. Describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, fourths, fourth of, quarter of. 2. Describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. 3. Explain that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
NC.MATH.1.G.3
Math
Grade: 1
Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares. 1. Describe the shares as halves and fourths, as half of and fourth of. 2. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. 3. Explain that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
SC.MATH.1.G.3
Math
Grade: 1
Partition two-dimensional shapes (i.e., square, rectangle, circle) into two or four equal parts.
SC.MATH.2.G.2
Math
Grade: 2
Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares to form an array and count to find the total number of parts.
SC.MATH.2.G.3
Math
Grade: 2
Partition squares, rectangles and circles into two or four equal parts, and describe the parts using the words halves, fourths, a half of, and a fourth of. Understand that when partitioning a square, rectangle or circle into two or four equal parts, the parts become smaller as the number of parts increases.
SC.MATH.4.G.4
Math
Grade: 4
Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify linesymmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
No supported goals.
VASOL.MATH.2.NNS.3a
Math
Grade: 2
The student will identify the parts of a set and/or region that represent fractions for halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, eighths, and tenths.
VASOL.MATH.1.NNS.3
Math
Grade: 1
The student will identify the parts of a set and/or region that represent fractions for halves, thirds, and fourths and write the fractions.
VASOL.MATH.K.NNS.5
Math
Grade: K
The student will identify the parts of a set and/or region that represent fractions for halves and fourths.
VASOL.MATH.2.G.15a
Math
Grade: 2
The student will draw a line of symmetry in a figure.
VASOL.MATH.3.M.10b
Math
Grade: 3
The student will count the number of square units needed to cover a given surface in order to determine area.

Settings

Setting

Options

I CAN statement

Music

Disable/enable background music.

  • On
  • Off

I CAN understand that there are sounds when I choose an item.

Sound effects

Disable/enable sound effects while selecting an item.

  • On
  • Off

Disable/enable sound effects while selecting an item.

Select hand
  • Left
  • Right

I CAN select the “Play” button with my left hand.

Time to select item

Time to remain stable to select an item.

  • 0.5 sec
  • 1 sec
  • 1.5 sec
  • 2 secs
  • 2.5 secs
  • 3 secs

I CAN select the “Play Button”, keeping my hand stable for 3 seconds.

Timer
  • On
  • Off
Timer value

Time each question lasts.

 

  • 1 min
  • 2 mins
  • 3 mins
  • 4 mins
  • 5 mins

I CAN answer questions that last and change every 2 min.

 

Content language

I CAN answer questions that last and change every 2 min.

 

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

I CAN read game instructions in English.

Audio message

“Audio message” pronounces the sound of verbal messages. 

  • On
  • Off

I CAN understand an instruction as described with an audio message and split the shapes accordingly or find a symmetry line. 

Game lives

Enable or disable game lives.

Game lives are the 3 apples in the right of the screen.

  • On
  • Off

I CAN notice that the apples disappear when I am wrong.

I CAN play the game with game lives.

Number of questions

I CAN answer 5 questions about partitioning shapes.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I CAN answer 5 questions about partitioning shapes.

Game mode

Game mode allows teachers to choose whether a child will practice with partitioning or symmetry.

  • Partition (equal parts)
  • Partition (rows and columns)
  • Symmetry

I CAN draw 2 columns and 3 rows to split the shape into equal parts.

Shape

Shape is enabled when Game mode selected is “Partitioning (equal parts)” and allows teachers to choose which shape the child will divide.

  • Square
  • Circle
  • Both (squares and circles)

I CAN split a shape into equal parts.

Equal parts

Set how many equal parts you want the students to create by dividing the shapes.

  • 2 or 4
  • 2 or 3 or 4
  • 2 or 3 or 4 or 6 or 8

I CAN split a circle into 4 equal parts.

Reports

Pie chart data & Statistics

 

This shows statistics on the amount of time the student spent on the game, on the number of correct, correct with tries and unanswered questions and the success rate.

 

Also, it depicts student’s tries analytically.