Comparing Rational Expressions

Introduce a new type of function through discovery. Math learners build an understanding of rational expressions by creating tables and graphing the result. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use to introduce the behavior of the graph of rational expressions
  • Create collaborative groups to develop tables and graph the example
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils need a graphing calculator for the activity
  • Part of a series of 42 lessons

  • Includes an opening and closing activity with discussion questions
  • Builds on the background knowledge of pupils by comparing rational expressions to numeric fractions

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Common Core