Rational Functions Introductory Lesson


It can be tricky to make students more active in some of the more abstract and “mathy” topics in our curricula. Many teachers default to lecture in those situations. Carefully structuring a lesson so that students are given an opportunity to explore, converse, discover patterns, and invent rules can be a great way to activate students as owners of their learning.

Sam Shah has posted a nice introduction to rational functions that does everything described above. His blog post includes handouts you can use with your class.


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