If your students are struggling with simplifying fractions, follow these 3 easy steps.

# 3 Steps for Simplifying Fractions

__ Step 1__: List the factors for both the numerator and denominator.

__ Step 2__: Circle the greatest factor they both have in common, known as the

__reatest__

**g**__ommon__

**c**__actor. (__

**f****GCF**)

__ Step 3__: Divide both the numerator AND denominator by the GCF.

See the video below for a step-by-step example and a free download of the template here.

# Want a Notes Page and Sample Template?

Use this guided notes page with your students. They can put it into their composition books for reference during classwork. The printable template can be put into dry erase pockets for students to use while they’re working independently.

# Looking for More Information and Resources for Fractions?

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- Adding and Subtracting Fractions
- Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
- Multiplying Fractions
- Dividing Fractions
- Equivalent Fractions
- Introducing Fractions
- Simplifying Fractions
- Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers