Rationals, especially with factoring, can be a challenge for many students. Here are some teaching materials that are perfect when you just need something that’s easy, fast, and free!
Desmos Activity for Simplifying Rational Expressions with Factoring
This Desmos activity is so good, I’d probably use it as an exploration with the kids paired up before (or instead of) notes/lecture.
Assessment for Simplifying Rational Expressions
If you know anything about me, you know I love a good formative assessment.
This one is great as a formative assessment or as a warm up before instruction…to get kids thinking about simplifying rational expressions…and it’s free.😆
Rationals Cheat Sheets
Scaffolded Math and Science has a cheat sheet for graphing rationals…but it includes good tips and really useful free downloads(!) on simplifying expressions, too. Check out her post that has more than one free download (one is free on TPT and 2 are directly from the blog post) for this topic. I have used her resources many times in the classroom and love them.🤩
Multiplying & Dividing Rationals Task Cards
This is a set of 5 task cards (comes in full color and also in printer-friendly black & white) with an answer key included. Take a look…
Here’s another one…
These task cards are in the Kennedyfamfive Google Drive Folder, available for free to my much appreciated readers.😊
Ideas for Writing Your Own Rationals Assessments
Here’s a video of assessments for the entire rational functions unit. I show you exactly what each quiz looks like, what types of questions I used, suggestions for creating great looking equations digitally.
I hope that these will give you new tools for making learning better in your classroom!
Who doesn’t love free?!
You’ve got this!