# Least Common Denominators Wheel - Finding LCD Using the Ladder Method

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### Description

Engaging way to take notes about finding the Least Common Denominator!

You can use this LCD Wheel to introduce how to find least common denominator using the ladder method.

Students can then keep their wheels in their interactive notebooks all year, as a reference/study tool.

The wheel breaks down the steps of the ladder method, and then includes the step for finding the equivalent fractions that would be needed to compare, add, or subtract fractions.

**The sections of the wheel include:**

1) Write denominators in the ladder

2) Divide by common factors

3) Multiply the numbers outside the ladder

4) Find equivalent fractions

5) Example

**Features of this easy-to-use resource:**

- Notes sections and examples
- Guided practice or individual practice: 8 pair of numbers, to find LCD
- Coloring/doodling opportunity: students can color the background pattern, as well as the headings and doodle arrows
- Key and sample with notes and examples in each wheel section
**PPT file that's a blank wheel**with background, so you can add text to**make your own**math wheels, if you’d like (for classroom use only - not commercial use)

**Also included:**

1) A separate notes pages that breaks down the steps, for teacher or student reference.

2) A fraction addition and subtraction practice page.

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