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Simplify Fractions (shortcuts)

Simplify Fractions (shortcuts)


This educational poster provides students with quick "shortcut" tips for simplifying fractions. It focuses on three common scenarios where fractions can be simplified in an easier, faster way.


The poster features:


A section on even numbers in the numerator and denominator, showing how to divide by 2

A section on numbers ending in 5 or 0, showing how to divide by 5

A section on numbers ending in 0, showing how to divide by 10

Worked examples demonstrating each shortcut scenario

This math poster acts as a helpful visual aid to reinforce simplifying fractions. It can be displayed in the classroom as an easy reference for students. The shortcuts allow students to simplify fractions more efficiently.


An excellent addition to elementary and middle school math classrooms when teaching simplifying fractions. This poster provides useful tips students can apply to reduce fractions to their simplest forms quickly. An engaging supplementary resource to build math skills! As with all of our resources, it is customizable so you can tailor this resource for your class.


    3rd - 9th, Homeschool


    Math, Other (Math), Math Test Prep



    Understand a fraction 𝘢/𝘣 with 𝘢 > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/𝘣.


    Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number.


    Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12. (In general, 𝘢/𝘣 + 𝘤/𝘥 = (𝘢𝘥 + 𝘣𝘤)/𝘣𝘥.)


    Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1–100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. For example, express 36 + 8 as 4 (9 + 2).


    Convert a rational number to a decimal using long division; know that the decimal form of a rational number terminates in 0s or eventually repeats.




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