Reflection: Rigor Fractions Review: Simplifying Fractions - Section 3: Partner Work


As students shared their work, I realized that some of them were unsure of their work when they had to simplify their answer several times because they were dividing by common factors.  I wanted students to understand that as long as they simplified the fraction completely, they should have the same answer as someone who used the GCF to simplify. 

To prove this point, we found the product of the common factors they equaled the GCF, therefore, either method is correct.

  Common Factor vs Greatest Common Factor
  Rigor: Common Factor vs Greatest Common Factor
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Fractions Review: Simplifying Fractions

Unit 5: Introduction to Fractions
Lesson 1 of 8

Objective: SWBAT simplify fractions.

Big Idea: Students use their GCF expertise with fractions.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Fractions, GCF, simplify fractions, relatively prime
  45 minutes
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