Reducing Fractions Part 2a

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson on reducing fractions, Professor Perez uses several examples to demonstrate how to find the largest number that divides evenly into both the numerator and denominator in order to reduce a fraction to its lowest terms. He emphasizes the importance of knowing your times tables and demonstrates how to divide both the top and bottom numbers by the same factor until the fraction can no longer be reduced. By the end of the lesson, students should feel confident in their ability to reduce fractions efficiently without the use of a calculator.

Lesson Description:

The first part of lesson 2 on reducing fractions.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you reduce fractions to lowest terms?
  • What is the quickest and easiest way to reduce fractions?
  • How do you reduce fractions without a number line?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson picks up where the last left off, reducing or simplifying fractions to lowest terms. Many different example problems are done to reduce fractions. If you work along with the video, you will get a lot of good practice in this lesson.