# Math Tutorial 3.1 - The Meaning of Fractions. Equivalent Fractions. Simplifying Fractions

There are 4 lessons in this math tutorial covering The Meaning of Fractions. Equivalent Fractions. Simplifying Fractions. The tutorial starts with an introduction to The Meaning of Fractions. Equivalent Fractions. Simplifying Fractions and is then followed with a list of the separate lessons, the tutorial is designed to be read in order but you can skip to a specific lesson or return to recover a specific math lesson as required to build your math knowledge of The Meaning of Fractions. Equivalent Fractions. Simplifying Fractions. you can access all the lessons from this tutorial below.

In this Math tutorial, you will learn:

• What are fractions?
• What are the components of a fraction?
• What are equivalent fractions?
• How to simplify a fraction?
• How to write a fraction in the lowest terms?

## Introduction

How do you express in numbers an action in which you divide an item in two equal parts? How do you express in numbers any of these parts?

In which of these examples do you eat more pizza: when you divide a pizza in 4 equal slices and you eat 3 out of 4 slices or when you divide the same pizza in 8 equal slices and you eat 6 out of 8 slices? Why?

How do you express the fact that you have eaten 8 out of 8 slices of a pizza?

In this tutorial, we will focus on parts of a whole, often expressed in math by using fractions (one of the ways of expressing parts of a whole. Note there are other ways to express parts of a whole).

Please select a specific "The Meaning of Fractions. Equivalent Fractions. Simplifying Fractions" lesson from the table below, review the video tutorial, print the revision notes or use the practice question to improve your knowledge of this math topic.

Fractions Learning Material
Tutorial IDMath Tutorial TitleTutorialVideo
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3.1The Meaning of Fractions. Equivalent Fractions. Simplifying Fractions
Lesson IDMath Lesson TitleLessonVideo
Lesson
3.1.1Definition of Fractions
3.1.2Components of a Fraction
3.1.3Equivalent Fractions
3.1.4Simplifying Fractions

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