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|Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms,
To reduce a fraction to lowest terms (also called its simplest form), divide both the numerator and denominator by the GCD. For example, 2/3 is in lowest form, but 4/6 is not in lowest form (the GCD of 4 and 6 is 2) and 4/6 can be expressed as 2/3.
You can do this because the value of a fraction is not changed if both the numerator and denominator are multiplied or divided by the same number (other than zero).
Worksheets and Games to Print:
Printable Set of Fraction Dominoes
Print a set of fractions dominoes; each tile has fractions on it (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 2/3, and 3/4) in words, in reduced form, as equivalent fractions, and in pictures. In this game the student matches fractions in different forms.
|Shade and Reduce Fractions of Figures
Shade or color the portion of each figure to represent the fraction. Then finish writing the fraction in reduced terms.
|Writing Fractions and Reducing to Lowest Terms
For each geometric figure, write the fraction of each figure that is dark. Then express the fraction in lowest terms.
|Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms
Each worksheet has 15 fractions to reduce to lowest terms (also called expressing in lowest terms). To reduce a fraction to lowest terms, divide both the numerator and denominator by the Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) (also called the Greatest Common Factor (GCF)).
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