Our Fractions – Reducing Lesson Plan teaches strategies for reducing fractions and writing equivalent fractions. Identifying the greatest common factors and prime factorization are introduced as primary methods for reducing fractions. Students are asked to reduce fractions and use their creativity to draw a representation of that reduced fraction. Students are also asked to complete practice problems on their own in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify greatest common factors as one method for reducing fractions. The students will be able to use prime factorization to reduce fractions. The students will be able to write equivalent fractions.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3.a, CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3.B, CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.A.1