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You Can't Get There From Here

Activity Overview

Students will explore rational functions graphically and algebraically to identify singularities and asymptotes, both vertical and horizontal.

Key Steps

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    Students engage in an exploration of asymptotes involving graphing, exploration of a table of values, and algebraic manipulation.

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    Factoring is applied as a means to identify singularities and determine vertical asymptote locations.

    Students will use the Transformation Graphing application to see the effects of different values on the graph of the function.

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    Students apply their findings regarding asymptotes and learn to place dashed lines representing asymptotes on function graphs.