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Equivalent Fractions & Simplifying Fractions

The worksheets below cover equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions. These printables are aligned with the following Common Core Standards: 3.NF.3, 3.NF.3a, 3.NF.3b, and 4.NF.1.

Equivalent Fraction Worksheets

Equivalent Fractions

Use the illustrations/models to find equivalent fractions. All fractions on this sheet have denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8.
3rd and 4th Grades
Common Core
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Find pairs of fractions that are equivalent in this memory match game. Cards have denominators between 2 and 15.
3rd through 5th Grades
Fill in the missing fraction parts to make equivalent fractions. Denominators range from 2 through 16.
3rd and 4th Grades
Part 1: Examine the models to figure out each pair of equivalent fractions. Part 2: Shade the correct portion of each polygon to show an equivalent fraction. Includes only denominators 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8.
3rd and 4th Grades
Find equivalent fractions. This worksheet includes many graphical questions that help students to visualize the concept. Also, determine which fractions are in simplest form.
3rd Grade
Cut the stars into 30 pieces and place them on a table. Match equivalent fractions to complete the star puzzles. (Note: Click the "alt" button below if you'd prefer a full-color version of this PDF.)
3rd through 5th Grades
Match the fractions on the left with the equivalent fractions on the right. At the bottom, circle three fractions that are equal. This worksheet includes colorful circle illustrations.
3rd through 5th Grades
Determine the correct fraction amounts to balance the scales.
3rd through 5th Grades
Students can use the printable task cards to find equivalent fractions. Denominators range from 0 to 20.
3rd through 5th Grades
This bookmark shows equivalent fractions, in order, from least to greatest.
3rd through 5th Grades

Simplifying Fractions

Reduce (simplify) each fraction into its lowest terms.
3rd through 5th Grades
Another worksheet on simplifying or reducing  fractions.
3rd through 5th Grades
This worksheet has 5 parts. First, reduce fractions into simplest form. Then circle the fractions that are in simplest form. After that, answer two word problems. Then tell whether each equation is true or false.
3rd through 5th Grades
This is a set of 30 task cards on simplifying fractions. They work great for learning centers, small group instruction, classroom scavenger hunts, peer tutoring sessions, and class games.
3rd through 5th Grades
Simplify each fraction in this image. Then color the corresponding section according to the answer. Students will reveal a ladybug image as the completed math mystery picture.
3rd through 5th Grades
Each of these word problems has a fraction answer that needs to be reduced, and written in simplest form.
3rd Grade
Color half of each set. Then write a fraction to tell how many items were colored in.
2nd Grade
See also:
Comparing & Ordering Fractions

Use the mathematical symbols <, >, and = to compare pairs of fractions. Also includes activities for ordering fractions from least to greatest and greatest to least.

More Fraction Worksheets

Link to sections of our site with worksheets on comparing fractions, fractions of sets, adding fractions, mixed numbers, reciprocal fractions, and more.

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Matching Equivalent Fractions Worksheet

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