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Breaking Up is Not Hard to Do

Published on 11/29/2011

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will split rational functions into sums of partial fractions. Graphing is utilized to verify accuracy of results and to support the understanding of functions being represented in multiple ways.

Key Steps

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    This part of the activity involves an exploration of equivalent ways to express a rational function. Students will generate function graphs from which they will learn that a rational function can be represented as the sum of individual fractions, known as partial fractions.