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This is an excellent activity to reinforce student's mastery of key characteristics of rational functions. In this activity, students begin by writing the equation in factored form for rational functions that meet a given set of guidelines. For example, a function with one hole and a vertical asymptote of -2. Then they are asked to multiply and simplify their answer into an equation. This equation is then written in a box at the bottom of the page. After the student writes the 6 equations and simplifies them, they then cut off the bottom of their page and trade with another student. At this point they will use the other student's equations to locate the horizontal and vertical asymptotes, holes/removeable discontiunities, and x-intercepts.
There are 6 variations of the activity so that once students trade they will have a new set of problems to work. The page has the page number at the top and bottom of the page to make grading easier on the teacher.
There is a solution key for all 6 pages included. This key can be used for those kids who finish first so that they aren't waiting on someone to trade with.