Maths Simplifying Fractions Year 6

The numerator and denominator of a fraction are called its terms. If we simplify a fraction, then we are reducing it to lowest terms. Reducing a fraction to lowest terms will not change its value; the reduced fraction will be an equivalent fraction.

In this lesson, students will learn how to reduce a fraction to its simplest form using factors. They will carry out a number of simplifying fraction tasks, including problem solving with fractions and word problems, and BINGO.

By the end of the lesson, they will be confident knowing how to simplify a fraction and will have an understanding of when we might simplify fractions in real life.

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