Simplifying Fractions

For the past couple of weeks, we have been looking at fractions. Each group has been looking at different aspects of fractions but we have all looked at equivalence.

Equivalence is a bit like simplifying fractions. Why say 4/8 when it is really 1/2? We simplify or reduce fractions to make it into the simplest fraction we can.

This video explains two different methods for simplifying fractions:

Head to mathsisfun.com/simplfying-fractions.html to try some practise activities!

Is simplifying fractions easy for you? Why/Why not? How do you feel about fractions? When have you used fractions in your life?

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  1. Dear Frole Island,
    We don’t feel that good when we were learning fractions. But now we feel a lot better at it! Thanks to Miss Fraser’s and Caroline’s teaching, Alex and Mitch feel a lot happier 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Mitch and Alex

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