# What is a fraction? A fraction is a part of a whole. The numerator is the top number that tells you how many parts there are. The denominator is the bottom.

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What is a fraction? A fraction is a part of a whole. The numerator is the top number that tells you how many parts there are. The denominator is the bottom number that tells you how many parts make a whole.

Identify the fraction below.
parts shaded total parts Try to identify equivalent fractions.

Equivalent Fractions Equivalent fractions are equal fractions or fractions that have the same simplest form. ½ and 2/4 are equivalent fractions.

Models of Equivalent Fractions

Models of Equivalent Fractions

Find 6 equivalent fractions for the fraction below.
Most simplified

Write at least 4 equivalent fractions for the given
one below. Circle the most simplified form of each value.

Simplifying Fractions
Simplifying a fraction means reducing the fraction until the numerator and denominator have no other factors in common. There are 2 ways to do this… Write out the prime factors and cancel common factors. Find the GCF and divide by it.

Identify each fraction below.
Reduce!

Identify each fraction below.
Reduce!

Simplifying Fractions (Reducing)

Simplify the following fractions.

Comparing Fractions Comparing fractions means you need to find out which one is bigger and which one is smaller, or understand how to order fractions from least to greatest. You can find a common denominator to help you.

Use < or > to compare the fractions below.

Graph the fractions below on a number line, then
order them from least to greatest.

Find the length of the line segment and write
it as a mixed number and improper fraction.

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