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Fraction BasicsFraction ModelsEquivalent

FractionsSimplifying Fractions

Fraction Models

- The top number of a fraction is the numerator.

It tells how many parts. - The bottom number of the fraction is the

denominator. It tells how many are in the whole. - 3 - NUMERATOR
- 4 - DENOMINATOR

What section is shaded?

1 2

2 3

Click on the following link. Print out the

following worksheet and complete.

- http//math.about.com/library/namefraction.pdf

Equivalent Fractions

- Equivalent Fractions are fractions that are

equal. - You can find equivalent fractions be multiplying

the numerator and denominator by the same number. - Example
- 1 x 3 3 5 x 4 20
- 2 x 3 6 6 x 4 24

Visit the following website and read about

equivalent fractions. Then complete the activity

on the site.

- http//www.aaamath.com/fra42a-idequivfract.html

Visit the following website and play the game

dealing with equivalent fractions.

- http//www.learningplanet.com/sam/ff/index.asp

Click on the following link. Print out the

following worksheet and complete.

- http//math.about.com/library/equivalent.pdf

Simplifying Fractions

- To simplify a fraction. Divide the numerator and

denominator by the greatest common factor. - Example
- 3 3 1 5 5 1
- 9 3 3 10 5 2

Visit the following site for a tutorial on

simplifying fractions.

- http//www.harcourtschool.com/activity/show_me/e62

2.htm

Visit the following site. Read through the

information on simplifying fractions.

- http//www.mathsisfun.com/simplifying-fractions.ht

ml

Visit the following website and complete the

activity on the site.

- http//www.visualfractions.com/RenameLowest.html

Click on the following link. Print out the

following worksheet and complete.

- http//www.numeracyworld.com/Worksheets20Fraction

s/Simplifying20Fractions20Worksheet201.pdf