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 greatest common factor. (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.
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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