Simplifying Rational Expressions - A set of 20 task cards to help students practice how to simplify rational expressions by factoring the numerator and denominator completely and cancelling out the common factors. This activity includes problems with different levels of difficulty which is perfect for differentiation and a great tool to challenge your Algebra students.
The problems include rational expressions that contain:
* Monomials in both the numerator and denominator
* A binomial in the numerator and a monomial in the denominator
* Binomials in both the numerator and denominator
* A binomial in the numerator and a trinomial in the denominator
* A trinomial in the numerator and a binomial in the denominator
* Trinomials in both the numerator and denominator
Engage students by using these task cards in various ways such as in math stations and/or math centers, for whole class discussion/review, meaningful homework, and for daily warm ups.
I also created two versions of recording sheets for you. You may choose the version that works best for your students depending on the amount of space they need to show their solutions.
**Version 1 – use this if you would like your students to simply record their answers on a single page. You may ask them to show their solutions on separate sheets of paper.
**Version 2 – use this if you would like your students to show detailed solutions on how they arrived at their answers.
An answer key is also provided!
I truly hope that this resource can help your students succeed in math. If you have any questions or concerns about this product, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I sincerely appreciate your support!
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