# Simplify fractions

## Home learning focus

Learn methods for simplify fractions using knowledge of common factors.

This includes:

- two videos
- two interactive activities
- one worksheet

# Learn

### How to simplify fractions

In this video from KS2 Maths a runner simplifies fractions to find out how close they are to the finish line.

You can simplify a fraction if the numerator (top number) and denominator (bottom number) can both be divided by the same number.

Six twelfths can be simplified to one half, or 1 over 2 because both numbers are divisible by 6.

6 goes into 6 once and 6 goes into 12 twice.

### A method for simplifying fractions

Watch this film to understand how a bar model can be used to simplify a fraction.

# Practise

## Activity 1

**Simplifying fractions interactive**

Can you simplify the fractions in this interactive activity from KS2 Maths?

## Activity 2

**Simplifying fractions interactive 2**

Now see if you can simplify the fraction in this activity.

## Activity 3

**Simplifying fractions worksheet**

Can you use common factors to simplify fractions in this worksheet from Twinkl?

Click here to find out the answers.

# There's more to learn

Have a look at these other resources around the BBC and the web.