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?

Get a detailed notes page that your students can put into their composition books. 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
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- Introducing Fractions
- Simplifying Fractions
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