The Real Number System: Rational and Irrational Numbers Math Stations Activity

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Make Sense of Math
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8th - 9th, Homeschool
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I am making copies now to use again in my 2022-2023 school year. Great resource. I love the engagement and interaction with the students. Great use with Kagan Strategy.
A great activity to review irrational numbers. I loved the Venn diagram which incorporates some higher order thinking.
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Dive into the real number system and rational versus irrational numbers with these math stations. Students will learn about the different number systems: natural, whole, integers, rational and irrational. They will analyze the similarities and differences between the systems and apply their knowledge using a Venn diagram. Critical thinking questions help students to have a thorough understanding of the different number systems.

The following math stations are included:

  • Number System Vocabulary: Students will define the different number systems: natural, whole, integers, rational, and irrational
  • Venn Diagram: Students will analyze the different number systems and place numbers on a Venn diagram. Students will also critically think about the number systems.
  • Number System Analysis: Given critical thinking questions students have to think deeply to determine if the statement is true or not. They must give a counter-example if the statement is false.
  • Writing About Numbers: Students write about their understanding of rational and irrational and numbers and how they know how to classify numbers.

This product includes four math stations. Each station will take about 15 – 20 minutes to complete. These stations should be completed in order. A recording sheet and answer sheet are also included.

These would also be great to use as homework, group work or assessments.


I love this purchase. The four stations were very engaging for my students. It was also an excellent resource for review as we were getting ready for a test over Real Numbers. - Kimberly G

A great activity to review irrational numbers. I loved the Venn diagram which incorporates some higher order thinking. -Sarah M

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational. Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually, and convert a decimal expansion which repeats eventually into a rational number.


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