Simplifying Fractions Worksheets

Simplifying Fractions Worksheets

Welcome to our simplifying fractions worksheets!

Simplifying fractions is a crucial skill for your child’s math journey. By reducing fractions to their simplest form, they gain a clearer understanding of relationships between numbers. Teach them to find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor) and use it to divide both the numerator and denominator. This fundamental skill lays a strong foundation for more complex mathematical concepts.

When simplifying a fraction, you are finding the SMALLEST possible fraction that is equivalent to it.

How to simplify fractions:

STEP 1: Find the Greatest Common Factor** (GCF) between the numerator and denominator

**Factors are two numbers that get multiplied together to make a product.

To find the GCF you must list ALL of the factor pairs for that number. Then identify the GREATEST factor they have in common.

STEP 2: Divide both the numerator and the denominator by the GCF to simplify (find the smallest equivalent fraction).

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Basic Simplifying Fractions Worksheets (Printable PDFs with Answer Keys)

In this section, you’ll find simplifying fractions worksheets AND a printable simplifying fractions instruction sheet. If your student is struggling with this concept, try having them practice multiplication flashcards for just 15 minutes/day! You’ll be surprised at how much that will help. All worksheets include answer keys!

Simplifying Fractions Worksheets (Printable PDFs)

In this section, you’ll find more advanced simplifying fractions worksheets. Have some scratch paper handy, because you’ll need to work out the greatest common factor before simplifying these fractions. All worksheets include answer keys!

Simplifying Improper Fractions with Remainders Worksheets (Printable PDFs)

In these simplifying improper fractions worksheets, students will need to find the greatest common factor. They will then divide the top and bottom of the fraction by the greatest common factor to quickly put the fraction into its simplest form. All worksheets include answer keys!

Eight Problems and Answers with Remainders

Eight Problems and Answers with Remainders

Eight Problems and Answers with Remainders

Twelve Problems and Answers with Remainders

Twelve Problems and Answers with Remainders

Twelve Problems and Answers with Remainders

Simplifying Improper Fractions without Remainders (Printable PDFs)

In these simplifying improper fractions worksheets, students will reduce fractions into their simplest forms. Tip: if the denominator (bottom number) is a factor of the numerator (top number), do a simple division problem to find your whole number answer. All worksheets include answer keys!

Eight Problems and Answers without Remainders

Eight Problems and Answers without Remainders

Eight Problems and Answers without Remainders

Twelve Problems and Answers without Remainders

Twelve Problems and Answers without Remainders

Twelve Problems and Answers without Remainders

Simplifying Improper Fractions with and without Remainders (Printable PDFs)

Here you’ll find a variety of simplifying improper fractions practice problems. Some of the fractions reduce to a whole number. Others remain fractions. All of them involve two and three-digit numbers, which makes them challenging for young learners and a good review for older ones. All worksheets include answer keys!

Eight Problems and Answers with and without Remainders

Eight Problems and Answers with and without Remainders

Eight Problems and Answers with and without Remainders

Twelve Problems and Answers with and without Remainders

Twelve Problems and Answers with and without Remainders

Twelve Problems and Answers with and without Remainders