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3.7 Finding equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions

Created on 21 August 2019 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 23 August 2019 by ncetm_administrator

Introduction

Discover how equivalent fractions have the same proportional relationship between the numerator and denominator, and therefore have the same numerical value. Convert between equivalent fractions and simplify fractions.

Teaching points

• Teaching point 1: When two fractions have different numerators and denominators to one another but share the same numerical value, they are called ‘equivalent fractions’.

• Teaching point 2: Equivalent fractions share the same proportional (multiplicative) relationship between the numerator and denominator. Equivalent fractions can be generated by maintaining that relationship through the process of multiplication and division.

• Teaching point 3: Fractions can be simplified by dividing both the numerator and denominator by a common factor.

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