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Rational Addition, Subtraction

Published on 02/10/2004

Activity Overview

This StudyCardstrade; stack covers adding (or subtracting) numerators with simple to complex denominators. The set ends with sums or differences of rational functions with different denominators. Use with Foundations for College Mathematics, Ch. 7.4.

Before the Activity

Download the attached StudyCards™ file to students' calculators.

During the Activity

Use this StudyCards™ set to learn or review adding (or subtracting) numerators with examples from simple to complex denominators. The activity ends with sums or differences of rational functions with different denominators.

After the Activity

  • Review student results
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary