These 18 task cards are a great way to challenge your students as a review of concepts covered in class including finding the domain of a rational function, simplifying rational expressions, multiplying and dividing rational expressions. These task cards will test your students’ proficiency in factoring by finding the Greatest Common Factor, difference of two squares, factoring by grouping, trinomials with a leading coefficient equal to one and greater than one, and sum of two cubes.
Suggested use of task cards: Print one set of task cards. Pair students together and set up a rotation so that each pair knows who they will hand off their task card to. Give each pair a task card and each student should have his/her own recording sheet to show work and record their answers. Time the students (two to three minutes) and then have them switch the card by passing it to another pair of students in the rotation. With 18 task cards (unless you have a class of 36 or more), you’ll have task cards left over. I usually give the first group a task card from my pile of left-overs and then collect the last task card from the last group in the rotation so that the students don’t have to constantly get up from their seats. This will vary depending on your class size, seating arrangements, class configuration, etc.
You can also print a set per small group (of 3 or 4 students) and have them go through the task cards together. It’s completely up to you.
Common Core Standards
• CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-APR.D.7 (+) Understand that rational expressions form a system analogous to the rational numbers, closed under addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division by a nonzero rational expression; add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions.
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