# Shade and Reduce Fractions Worksheets

How to Shade and Reduce Fractions - We deal with fractions every day without even knowing that we are. From the slice of a pizza you eat to the glass of water you drink, there are fractions involved in everything. But do you exactly know what a fraction is? Let’s find out to getter better at fractions. A fraction, when represented in its simplest form, is said to be a reduced fraction. It is more like a share of something. To reduce a fraction, divide the numerator and denominator of the fraction with its greatest common divisor. This must be done to maintain the equality of the fraction. For example, a fraction, 4/10, has to be reduced to its lowest form. Find the greatest common divisor in the fraction. In this example, the GCD is 2. Now, divide both the parts (top and bottom) by 2. You will get the reduced or lowest form of fractions, which for this example is 2/5.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates how to reduce fractions as indicate through the use of images. Simplifying fractions that are equivalent to lowest terms.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Students color fraction patterns to help them reduce the fractions to given proportions.

• ### Independent Practice 2

This practice sheet at a contrast between the visuals used by students.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Uses a mixture of shapes and fraction formats.

• ### Skill Quiz

Students reduce fractions and then make a drawing representing the fraction.

#### Leo Tolstoy

"A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction."

(1828 - 1910) Russian novelist, essayist and philosopher.