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Reducing Fractions

Reducing Fractions

If you’re a robot like Moby, you can use a shrink-ray to reduce a fraction to its simplest possible terms. But if you’re a regular person, you’re going to have to use a pencil and paper. Don’t worry, though—in this BrainPOP movie on reducing fractions, Tim will show you how to carry out the whole process in just a few simple steps. You’ll get a quick refresher on greatest common factors, and learn a quick and easy way to find them. You’ll discover that most fractions can be reduced through simple division, and learn about an important real-world situation where reducing fractions might come in handy (hint: it involves pizza). So if you’re ready to reduce, click on this movie!

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**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »