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A fraction is in its simplest form (this is also called being expressed in lowest terms) if the Greatest Common Factor (GCF), also called the Greatest Common Divisor (GCD), of the numerator and denominator is 1. For example, 1/2 is in lowest terms but 2/4 is not.

Equivalent Fractions:
Equivalent FractionsEquivalent fractions are different fractions that are equal to the same number and can be simplified and written as the same fraction (for example, 3/6 = 2/4 = 1/2 and 3/9 = 2/6 = 1/3).

simplest form 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:
dominoes

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

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Shade or color the portion of each figure to represent the fraction. Then finish writing the fraction in reduced terms.

Worksheet #1 --- Go to the answers.

Worksheet #2 --- Go to the answers.

Writing Fractions and Reducing to Lowest Terms

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For each geometric figure, write the fraction of each figure that is dark. Then express the fraction in lowest terms.

Worksheet #1 --- Go to the answers.

Worksheet #2 --- Go to the answers.

Worksheet #3 --- Go to the answers.

Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms

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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)).

Worksheet #1 --- Go to the answers.

Worksheet #2 --- Go to the answers.

Worksheet #3 --- Go to the answers.

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