# Differentiated Simplifying Fraction Activities        Subject
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Research shows that differentiated instruction is effective for high-ability students as-well-as students with disabilities. This resource provides one set of 4 differentiated simplifying fractions activites, a set of 3 fun finding equivalent fraction activities, a simplifying fractions anchor chart, a guided practice worksheet and an empty simplifying fractions mat (laminate and use with dry erase markers.)

The differentiated activities will help you meet the needs of your students with varying abilities. Set C works best for introducing this concept or for your struggling students. It provides a step-by-step guide along with placement cues - all of the steps necessary for reducing fractions to their simplest form. Set B provides written directions at the top of the worksheet for students to refer to if needed. Set A simply provides a fraction and workspace on which to reduce the fraction and is most appropriate for your confident mathematicians - also great for test prep! Each activity ends with a comparing fractions true or false statement or a question, and all student answers must be justified in sentence form.

The 3 equivalent fraction activities are not differentiated and require students to color balloons containing fractions according to a key for 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4. It also contains fraction boxes with either a missing numerator or denominator that asks students to add numbers in order to make them equivalent to a given fraction.

If you have students that still need practice finding factors and multiples, click here for some fun activities.

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Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Explain why a fraction 𝘢/𝘣 is equivalent to a fraction (𝘯 × 𝘢)/(𝘯 × 𝘣) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, (e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
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