Kite Patterns

Solution

This shows the kites, the name of the person, and the fraction shaded:

Kite divided in two with one piece shaded. Kite divided into five pieces with one shaded. Kite divided into four pieces with one shaded. Kite divided into eight pieces with one shaded. Kite divided into four pieces with three shaded.
name Menelik Mindy Dan Yan Ethan
fraction one half one fifth one quarter one eighth three fourths

Explanation

  1. The kites that Dan and Ethan are flying have the same number of parts.

    These 2 kites have the same number of parts.
    They must belong to Dan and Ethan.
    Read more clues to find out who has each kite.
    Kite divided into four pieces with three shaded. Kite divided into four pieces with one shaded.


  2. Yan's kite has the greatest number of parts but it has the least amount shaded.
    This kite has the greatest number of parts.
    It has 8 parts, but only 1 part is shaded.
    It must be Yan's.
    Kite divided into eight pieces with one shaded.


  3. Mindy's kite has one fifth shaded.
    This kite has 5 parts.
    Just 1 part is shaded.
    That is one fifth.
    This is Mindy's kite.
    Kite divided into five pieces with one shaded.


  4. Menelik's kite has more shaded than Mindy's kite.
    It must be this kite, because the other kite with more shaded than Mindy's belongs to Ethan or Dan. Kite divided into two with one shaded.


  5. Ethan's kite has the most shaded of all.
    Clue 1 says that one of these 2 kites is Ethan's.
    This one has the most shaded.
    It must be Ethan's.
    arrow pointing to the closer kite on the right. Kite divided into four pieces with three shaded. Kite divided into four pieces with one shaded.




Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 2