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Introduction to Graphs of Rational Functions

Published on 04/26/2007

Activity Overview

Students will explore the relationship between a rational function and its polynomial denominator via their individual graphs. At the completion of the activity, students should be able to accurately graph and predict the locations and types of asymptotes.

Before the Activity

Students should load and run the following program. This will install the necessary graph databases (GDBs) for the activity. Instructions for doing this are included in the activity. Teachers will benefit from the information file detailing the specifics of the program and the activity.

During the Activity

Students will work with partners to complete questions on the attached worksheets.

After the Activity

Students can review concepts and answer a few questions with the attached StudyCard stack.