Connecting Fractions and Rational Expressions

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Teach class members to work with rational expressions using their knowledge of fractions. The lesson plan starts with a warm-up of rational expressions at four different levels of complexity. The different levels continue throughout the examples of operations with rational expressions. Finally, learners complete an exit ticket in a collaborative pair.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the different levels of the problems to differentiate the instruction for your class
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource assumes the class knows how to factor polynomials
  • The collaborative practices include the sage/scribe and the pass-the-pen techniques
Pros

  • The resource provides a progression of rational expressions within the examples from simple to complex
  • The opening has the class create a table of procedures used with fractions to use with rational expressions
Cons

  • Resource includes answers to a worksheet that is not included; you need to create it
Common Core