Fractions | Reducing

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Teach strategies for reducing fractions and writing equivalent fractions with our Reducing Fractions Lesson Plan.  Identifying greatest common factors and prime factorization are introduced as primary methods for reducing fractions.  Engaging the use of creative imagery to represent fractions develops concept imagery and improves understanding.   Ample resources for additional practice are available to facilitate student mastery.

Reducing Fractions Lesson Plan Includes:

• Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
• Instructional Content Pages about Reducing Fractions.
• Hands on homework activities giving students practice on determining the definition factors, reducing fractions, finding equivalent fractions, etc.
• Common Core State Standards
• Built for Grades 3-5 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Teach strategies for reducing fractions and writing equivalent fractions with our Reducing Fractions Lesson Plan.  Identifying greatest common factors and prime factorization are introduced as primary methods for reducing fractions.  Engaging the use of creative imagery to represent fractions develops concept imagery and improves understanding.   Ample resources for additional practice are available to facilitate student mastery.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

1. Ask students: Would you rather have 8/16 of a pizza or 1/2 of a pizza?
2. Allow for responses and discussion. Ask students if there is a difference. Display images to show the fractions are equal. Introduce reducing and equivalent fractions to the class.
3. Distribute Fractions – Reducing content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
4. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Pair students. Distribute colored pencils. Encourage students to work together and to use various images to represent the fractions. (They can be creative, using images of buildings, people, etc.)
5. Once completed, students share the images and the correctly reduced and/or equivalent fractions with the class. The equivalent fractions will vary. Display the different equivalent fractions students made on page 2 of the activity.
6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses. Use the resources for additional practice.
7. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
8. In closing, as a challenge, display and ask students to reduce the following fraction:
9. Ask students to explain how they reduced it. (34/91)

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3.a CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3.B CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.A.1 None for Grade 5

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions.

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