Ch 12: Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool: Reducing Fractions

About This Chapter

The Reducing Fractions chapter of this Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool Companion Course aligns with the same chapter in the Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about reducing fractions.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Reducing Fractions chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover fraction reduction topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the fraction reduction topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Finding least common denominators
  • Prime factorization
  • Raising and reducing fractions
  • Building and reducing fractions
  • Reducing fractions using manipulatives

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5 Lessons in Chapter 12: Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool: Reducing Fractions
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How to Find Least Common Denominators

1. How to Find Least Common Denominators

Finding a Least Common Denominator is an important tool when working with fractions. To find least common denominators, we will use multiples of our numbers.

How to Build and Reduce Fractions

2. How to Build and Reduce Fractions

Fractions are a fundamental part of everyday life. Fractions represent a comparison of a part to the whole. To reduce fractions, we will divide by the greatest common factor, or the GCF.

Using Manipulatives to Reduce Fractions

3. Using Manipulatives to Reduce Fractions

Using manipulatives is a fancy way of trying to find a way to make a fraction as small as we possibly can. Why do we want to do that? Because we tend to like fractions that are smaller so we can get a grasp of them. Do you know what 32/96 is? No? Well, what about 1/3? Those two numbers are the same, and we use the manipulatives to make those numbers smaller.

Using Prime Factorization to Reduce Fractions

4. Using Prime Factorization to Reduce Fractions

Having to reduce fractions is a common occurrence in mathematics and even in our daily lives. This lesson will define prime factorization and show how to use it to reduce fractions.

How to Raise and Reduce Fractions

5. How to Raise and Reduce Fractions

When working with fractions, you sometimes need to change your fraction to make it easier to work with. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can raise and reduce fractions to make your problem solving easier.

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