Simplifying Fractions Worksheet

Welcome to our Simplifying Fractions Worksheet page.

Here you will find a wide range of graded printable fraction worksheets which will help your child to practice converting fractions to their simplest form.

Fraction Learning

Fractions is an area that a lot of kids find hard to understand. One of the problems with fractions is that they have different meanings depending on the context.

For example, you can eat half an apple or cut an orange into fourths. But you can also put the number one-half on a number line, measure a line 3 1/2 cm long, or find a fourth of 24.

Once the concept of fractions as numbers and fractions as parts of a whole has been understood, your child will be well on their way to developing a sound understanding of fractions.

Simplifying Fractions Worksheet page

We have a selection of worksheets designed to help your child understand how to simplify fractions.

The sheets are graded so that the easier ones are at the top.

The first sheet in the section is supported and the highest common factor is already provided.

The last sheet is the hardest and is a great challenge for more able mathematicians.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • practice simplifying a range of fractions;
  • apply their times tables knowledge.

Simplifying Fractions Support

Simplifying fractions is also sometimes called reducing fractions to their simplest (or lowest) form.

This involves dividing both the numerator and denominator by a common factor to reduce the fraction to the equivalent fraction with the smallest possible numerator and denominator.

The printable fraction page below contains more support, examples and practice about simplifying fractions.

The Simplifying Fractions calculator will also show you how worked examples of how to simplify a fraction if you are really stuck!

Simplifying Fractions Worksheets

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Learning Fractions Math Help Page

Here you will find the Math Salamanders free online Math help pages about Fractions.

There is a wide range of help pages including help with:

  • fraction definitions;
  • equivalent fractions;
  • converting improper fractions;
  • how to add and subtract fractions;
  • how to convert fractions to decimals and percentages;
  • how to simplify fractions.

Math Fraction Games

Here is our collection of Math games involving fractions.

These games are suitable for kids aged from 3rd grade and upwards.

Playing games is a great way to learn fraction skills in a fun way.

Fraction equivalence, fraction to decimal conversion and properties of fractions are all explored in our fun games to play.

 

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