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Curipod lesson about topic "Reducing Fraction to the Lowest Term"

Updated 3 months ago

1. Word cloud

120 seconds

How do you reduce a fraction to its lowest terms?

2. Slide

60 seconds

A fraction is a way of expressing a number as part of a whole. To reduce a fraction to its lowest term, divide the numerator and denominator by the greatest common factor (GCF) of the two numbers. The result is the reduced fraction in its lowest terms.

Reducing Fractions to the Lowest Term

3. Slide

60 seconds

Fraction: A number written in the form of one integer divided by another integer, e.g. 3/4. Numerator: The number on the top of the fraction, e.g. 3 in 3/4. Denominator: The number on the bottom of the fraction, e.g. 4 in 3/4.

Concepts:

4. Poll

60 seconds

How can you reduce a fraction to its lowest term?

- By dividing both the numerator and denominator by the same number
- By multiplying both the numerator and denominator by the same number
- By adding both the numerator and denominator together
- By subtracting both the numerator and denominator

5. Slide

60 seconds

Ancient Egyptians used fractions as early as 2000 BC. The symbol used to denote fractions is called a vinculum. Euclid was one of the first mathematicians to use fractions to solve mathematical problems.

Fun facts:

6. Drawings

450 seconds

Draw / write: What is a fraction? How can we identify fractions?

7. Drawings

360 seconds

Draw / write: What is meant by reducing a fraction to its lowest terms? How can we do this?

8. Open question

150 seconds

Can you think of a fraction that is already in its lowest terms?

9. Open question

330 seconds

What strategies can you use to reduce a fraction to its lowest terms?

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