Tag Archives: Rational Expressions

InCA Assignment for week of 4/6

Update (4/10): I’ve uploaded my solutions to the Unit 2 review here. Please take a look at that, along with this video of me completing some specific problems from the set, and email me with any questions (or hold on to them for our next virtual meeting next week).


Update (4/8): ICSD has mostly finalized their plans for Distance Learning 2.0, and teachers are reviewing these guidelines and providing final feedback. You should start receiving some information about these plans very soon, if you haven’t already. Please check your email often for that information!

One of the changes for us is that our regular online sessions will be moving to Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. I have made a short form to explore your preferences about using Zoom vs. Google Meet; please complete it here.


As we prepare for ICSD’s Distance Learning 2.0, and our attempt to move on to new content, I want to use this week to review factoring and rational expressions (Unit 2). Your assignment is as follows:

This Week’s Assignment (my encouraged due date for all Required tasks is by 2:00 pm on Friday, April 10, however I am very flexible with this timing!)


Wednesday Zoom Meeting

On Wednesday, 4/8 at 2:00 pm, I will host another virtual get-together, again using Zoom (click here for the Chrome app if you’re using your Chromebooks, otherwise I recommend the downloaded version). I’ll post the link to join here and send it out by email when that goes live. Come by and say hello, ask some questions, or just chat. I look forward to seeing you!

Planned Agenda

  • Welcome/check-in
  • Questions from Unit 1 review (inequalities, absolute value equations, etc.)
  • Rational expressions mini-lesson + supervised Desmos/IXL work

ONGOING ASSIGNMENTS

InCA Assignment for 11/13

Your Unit 2 Test is tomorrow. Here are some ideas on how to prepare:

Cumulative IXL Modules

InCA Assignment for 11/12

Your Unit 2 test is on Thursday, November 14. We played a review game in class today, and tomorrow will be some time to work independently on review. We will also have a Homework Quiz tomorrow.

Today’s Links

Cumulative IXL Modules

InCA Assignment for 11/8

We did some more review with solving rational equations today, focusing especially on dealing with equations that require us to factor denominators to find a common denominator.

Today’s Links

Cumulative IXL Modules

InCA Assignment for 11/7

For the last major section of the unit, we are looking at solving rational equations.

Today’s Links

Cumulative IXL Modules

InCA Assignment for 11/4

We did some more review for tomorrow’s quiz.

Today’s Files

Cumulative IXL Modules

InCA Assignment for 11/1

We did some more practice with simplifying complex fractions today with a fun activity (or I hope it was!). We will have a quiz on complex fractions and operations with rational expressions in general on Tuesday, November 5. Your homework tonight is the first quiz review sheet.

Today’s Files

Cumulative IXL Modules

InCA Assignment for 10/31

We did some more work with Complex Fractions today. Work on the additional practice problems tonight; your first Homework Quiz will be in class tomorrow!

Today’s Files

Cumulative IXL Modules

Intro to College Algebra Assignment for 10/30

We’ve moved on to the next phase of the rational expressions unit: Complex Fractions. Don’t be intimidated by their name! These are expressions that involve “nested fractions,” meaning the numerator and denominator of the expression are both fractions (or a sum/difference of fractions) themselves.

Remember the basic process for simplifying these beastly expressions:

  1. Combine fractions in the numerator (finding a lowest common denominator and so on) so you have one single rational expression
  2. Combine fractions in the denominator (LCD, etc.)
  3. Keep the top fraction, flip the bottom fraction, and change the operation to multiplication (KFC)
  4. Simplify.

Today’s Files

Cumulative IXL Modules

Intro to College Algebra Assignment for 10/24

We have a formal quiz on operations with rational expressions planned for Tuesday, October 29. We did some more review in class today.

Today’s Links

Extra Practice Links (IXL Review)

Intro to College Algebra Assignment for 10/21

For BOTH PERIODS

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For Period 3

We spent today practicing adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with an IXL assignment. Your homework is one of two:


For Period 8

We did some more work with adding/subtracting rational expressions today, this time with polynomial denominators. The key thing to remember with these is that we can only obtain a common denominator through multiplying. We cannot add/subtract denominators. See the notes and the video below for examples.

Period 8 Links


Extra Practice Links (IXL Review)

Intro to College Algebra Assignment for 10/18

For Period 3

We worked with adding and subtracting rational expressions today, modifying the usual “lowest common denominator” process to accommodate monomial denominators. We’ll do some more practice with this on Monday.

Period 3 Links


For Period 8

We spent today practicing adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with an IXL assignment. Your homework is one of two:


Extra Practice Links (IXL Review)

Intro to College Algebra Assignment for 10/17

For Period 3

In class today, we debriefed Tuesday‘s Jigsaw about Multiplying/Dividing Rational Expressions. Your homework is to do a few additional problems.

Period 3 Links


For Period 8

We worked with adding and subtracting rational expressions today, modifying the usual “lowest common denominator” process to accommodate monomial denominators. We’ll do some more practice with this on Monday.

Period 8 Links


Extra Practice Links (IXL Review)

Intro to College Algebra Assignment for 10/16

In class today, we debriefed yesterday‘s Jigsaw about Multiplying/Dividing Rational Expressions. Your homework is to do a few additional problems.

Today’s Links

Extra Practice Links (IXL Review)

Intro to College Algebra Assignment for 10/15

We started a jigsaw activity in class today, exploring the multiplication and division of rational expressions. You started out in groups examining three carefully worked out simplification, multiplication, and division problems. In step 2, you were given some additional examples of that same type of problem to complete in your groups. Step 3 will be to share what you’ve observed with some new people.

We didn’t quite get to finish Step 2 in class, so your homework is to do that on your own. Finish whatever problems you were working on in class. If you weren’t in class, take your pick of which type of problem to analyze and come to class tomorrow prepared to share.

Today’s Links

Extra Practice Links (IXL Review)

 

InCA Assignment for 10/11

Today in class, we started with a Desmos activity exploring the similarity of reducing numeric fractions and simplifying rational expressions. They both involve factoring, then reducing the common factors away.

Today’s Links

Extra Practice Links (IXL Review)