When a valuable fraction goes missing, George Cornelius Factor
(a.k.a. GCF) vows to track it down. Knowing that the villainous Dr.
Brok likes to disguise his ill-begotten fractions, GCF invents a
Reducer—a tool that strips away the disguise, reducing the fraction
and revealing its true form. Equal parts of action and humor add up to a wholly entertaining introduction to simplifying fractions.
While the teacher reads and pauses, students can fill out this
interactive packet on a clipboard to practice finding equivalent
fractions and simplifying fractions.
*Every third grader enjoyed and understood how fractions can be
“disguised” and “simplified.”