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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.