# Tag Archives: reducing fractions

### Reducing Fractions is like Folding Clothes

Have you ever thought of fractions while doing laundry? There are some interesting (and enlightening) similarities! Continue Reading →

### Making Sausage with Math

There’s math everywhere. Including processing a deer and making sausage! Continue Reading →

### Adding Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

Christine asked me via twitter for some resources for Cuisenaire rods and teaching fractions. Of course I can’t pass the opportunity up to do some fun things with my rods! Continue Reading →

### 6 Confusing Terms in Mathematics

Here’s how to understand and explain some of the top confusing terms in mathematics – pain free. Continue Reading →

### How to Use Prime Factors to Cancel Fractions

I previously posted about prime factors and about using them in multiplication. Now we’ve got fractions to handle. Before we get in too deep, first let me note the main reason why we do this with arithmetic. In algebra, students will be asked to take a rational expression, factor it and reduce it like this:… Continue Reading →