Solution #1 - SquaresFirst, Carl divides his as to reserve to himself one-fourth in the form of a square.

Then, Carl takes the remaining 3/4 shape and scales it down by 1/4. He then, multiplies the shape into 4 identically shaped pieces, and aranges them so that they fit into the original 3/4 shape.

Solution #2 - RectanglesFirst, create a triangle that is 1/4 the size of the square.

Now, with straight lines, create two squares.

Proceed to disect the two squares with horizontal lines creating 4 triangles.

Then, disect one of the resultuing triangles from each square. The shape of land for each of his four children is divided evenly and is the same shape.