This is a DOUBLE set of journal notes that breaks down the challenging task of SIMPLIFYING fractions! The first set on the left takes students through the concept and skill of finding a greatest common factor. The second set, on the right, takes students through putting fractions in simplest form. These notes are very effective because it builds on knowledge and provides clear steps for this skill. It is also very effective because it allows students to have interactive journal notes with their own examples and samples of work.