Could that be any simpler? Pupils learn how to simplify fractions by using three steps; factor, cancel common factors, and then multiply. The video works several examples starting with some basic ones, eventually working up to a more complicated fraction to simplify.
- Lead a discussion about what cancel out means
- Assumes scholars understand how to factor whole numbers
- The class should know about the greatest common factor
- Starts by using a graphical representation of equivalent factors to show the meaning of the process
- Includes a review at the end of the video of learned procedures