How to Divide a Square into Fourths

By Phillip Chappell

A square is among the most identifiable shapes and it is used in many ways, such as to start the foundation of a building or shape a baked treat. Squares have four sides that are equal in length. Dividing a square into four equal parts is an exercise taught early in elementary school. Each section of a square that has been divided into fourths is called quarters. The word "quarters" can be used to describe anything that is divided into four equal parts.

Measure each side of the square. Place a dot in the middle of each measurement.

Draw a line from each dot to the corresponding dot on the other side of the square. You should have two intersecting lines in the middle of your square.

Shade in each section of the square in different colors to easily identify the four parts.

About the Author

Phillip Chappell has been a professional writer in Canada since 2008. He began his work as a freelancer for "Senior Living Magazine" before being hired at the "Merritt News" in British Columbia, where he wrote mostly about civic affairs. He is a temporary reporter for the "Rocky Mountain Outlook." Chappell holds a Bachelor of Journalism in computer programming from University College of the Cariboo.