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# Lesson overview:Why do we simplify fractions?

## Equivalent fractions:

- Representing equivalent fractions
- Equivalent fractions in context
- The relationship between the numerator and the denominator
- Using a scale factor
- Vertical and horizontal relationships
- Non-unit fractions
- Numerators and denominators in non-unit fractions
- Missing numbers
- Further practice with equivalent fractions
- Factors and multiples
- Simplifying fractions
- Simplifying fractions using highest common factor
- Finding the Highest Common Factor to Simplify
- Checking whether a fraction is in its simplest form
- Why do we simplify fractions?
- Simplifying improper fractions
- Another method for simplifying improper fractions
- Simplifying after multiplying
- Further practice and application
- Unit Summary