## How do you explain simple fractions?

Fractions represent equal parts of a whole or a collection.

- Fraction of a whole: When we divide a whole into equal parts, each part is a fraction of the whole.
- For example,
- Fraction of a collection: Fractions also represent parts of a set or collection.
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### In what grade do students learn to simplify fractions?

The Common Core Standards has made simplifying fractions a 4th grade math standard.

**What grade do you start simplifying fractions?**

4th grade

The Common Core Standards has made simplifying fractions a 4th grade math standard. When teaching this standard I realized that my students must understand that a fraction can be decomposed into units that make up the whole fraction.

**What is the difference between simplifying and reducing?**

is that simplify is to make simpler, either by reducing in complexity, reducing to component parts, or making easier to understand while reduce is to bring down the size, quantity, quality, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

## What you can get to make fraction simplifying?

– Write down the factors for the numerator and the denominator – Determine the largest factor that is common between the two – Divide the numerator and denominator by the greatest common factor – Write down the reduced fraction

### Can you explain how to ‘simplify’ fractions?

– Divide the numerator by the denominator – Write the result as the whole number – Write any remainder as the numerator of the fraction – The denominator stays the same

**What is easy way to simplify large fractions?**

– Exponents – Multiplication – Subtraction

**What are the steps to multiplying fractions?**

Multiply the numerators of the fractions together Line up the fractions you’re working with horizontally across the paper.