# Rational Numbers Teacher Resources

Sometimes your quotients are more rational than your students, especially when they are trying to understand the concept of rational number. It might help to start with this video answering the question: What Is a Rational Number? Once they get the idea, you can move on by talking about the intricacies of rational numbers and reinforcing the lesson with another video, this one on the Addition of Rational Numbers.

The best way to for budding mathematicians to master this algebra concept is to offer plenty of practice. Assign or hand out this worksheet where students Compare and Order Rational Numbers. Or, cover Common Core skills and a game at the same time with a Suduku-like activity that provides practice, reinforcement, and maybe even a little bit of fun. If you’re covering rational numbers in Algebra I, Algebra, or your general math class, capitalize on the humorous fact that rational numbers don’t seem all that rational when they are first introduced. Extend your lesson by Assessing Behaviors Using Rational Numbers.

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#### CORE Math Performance Assessment Modules: Grade 7

For Students 7th Standards
Investigators plot the growth of animals from the fictional planet of Rhomaar over a period of time, then compare them to two other species. Another assessment challenges seventh graders to use their knowledge of positive and negative...
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#### Common Core Algebra 2, Unit 3: Rational Expressions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The five videos in the flipped classroom Common Core Algebra 2, Unit 3 series take up rational expressions. The first video demonstrates how to find values that are excluded from the domain of rational expressions. Viewers then see how...
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#### Beyond the Times Tables

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Go beyond memorization with a collection of fun and innovative lessons about multiplication. Third, fourth, and fifth graders learn new ways to multiply amounts of items and rational numbers with creative apps, assignments, projects, and...
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#### Use Properties of Rational and Irrational Numbers: High School Math Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Don't be irrational when working rationals. Here are some resources that explore the difference between the two categories of numbers. Included are some good thinking questions that have learners explain their reasoning.
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#### Grade 8, Claim 1: Concepts and Procedures Item Slide Shows

For Teachers 8th Standards
Ten resources make up a collection of student and teacher-friendly slides that prepare eighth graders for the Smarter Balance assessment. Learners review rational and irrational numbers, convert repeating decimals to fractions, as well...
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#### Rewrite Rational Expressions: Common Core High School Algebra

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students may dread the fraction, but don't let them dread the rational function. Here are some lessons, videos, and worksheets to help learners practice and comprehend the idea of rational functions, and see that they already know about...
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#### Utah Middle School Math Project: 8th Grade

For Students 8th Standards
Prepare eighth graders for high school math and science classes with a collection of 10 lessons that help tweens make the transition from acquiring basic knowledge to applying it in more complex situations. These Common Core-aligned...
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#### Grade 8, Claim 2 & 4: Problem Solving & Communication Reasoning Supports

For Teachers 8th Standards
Prepare eighth-graders for the Smarter Balanced Assessment with a small but powerful collection of three resources comprised of teacher and student-friendly slides that review key concepts in the eighth grade standards. Claim 2 focuses...
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#### Utah Middle School Math Project: 7th Grade

For Teachers 7th Standards
The eight resources in this collection provide tweens with the tools and protocols for solving problems, enabling them to transition from acquiring basic knowledge to creatively applying it. The lessons in the workbook are Common Core...
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#### Solve Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The one thing you need to know in algebra is how to solve for an unknown variable. Start with the basics and practice solving linear equations and inequalities. Here are a variety of lessons and worksheets to hit your content.
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#### Rational Numbers

For Teachers 7th Standards
Order up a unit on rational numbers. A unit overview gives a basic outline of instruction and activities on rational numbers for the 7.NS domain. A performance task on profits at pizzerias assesses understanding of the concepts in the...
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Are your pupils having problems with fractions in algebra problems? Have no fear, Sal is here! Sal takes care to guide them through the intricacies of fractions within an algebraic context, and his explanation of word problems will have...
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#### Ordering Rational Numbers and Finding Their Approximate

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the concept of ordering rational numbers on a number line. They represent rational numbers as decimals and percents. Pupils create a foldable about converting fractions to decimals to percents, and use a...
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#### Study Guide: Rational Numbers

For Students 6th - 8th
In this rational numbers worksheet, students solve and complete 8 different problems that include applying the comparison property and density property for rational numbers. First, they replace each blank with the correct symbol to make...
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#### Ascending Order of Rational Numbers Virtual Worksheet

For Students 6th - 7th
In this ordering numbers worksheet, students order 20 sets of rational numbers in ascending order. They order the fractions and decimals from least to greatest while working on-line and print the pages as needed.
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#### Finding Equivalent Forms For Positive Rational Numbers

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners discuss the relationship between and the equivalent forms of rational numbers. They will convert numbers from decimals to fractions, understanding they are equivalent, but just different forms.
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#### Converting Decimal Representations of Rational Numbers to Fraction Representations

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A rational number is a ratio of two integers. Discuss with your class how to convert the rational numbers of repeating decimals to fractions. A good commentary on letting x equal the repeating decimal and multiplying each side of such...
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#### Ordering Integers and Other Rational Numbers II

For Students 6th Standards
Individuals build on prior knowledge to order a set of rational numbers from least to greatest or greatest to least. As part of the lesson, they order rational numbers written in different forms.
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#### Rational Numbers on the Number Line

For Students 6th Standards
Individuals learn how to plot rational numbers on the number line in the sixth lesson of a 21-part module. They identify appropriate units and determine opposites of rational numbers.
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#### Ordering Integers and Other Rational Numbers

For Students 6th Standards
Scholars learn to order rational numbers in the seventh lesson in a series of 21. Reasoning about numbers on a number line allows for this ordering.
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#### Comparing Integers and Other Rational Numbers

For Students 6th Standards
The ninth installment of a 21-part module has pupils compare integers and rational numbers in decimal and fraction form. They match stories to number lines and compare values in the stories.
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#### Writing and Interpreting Inequality Statements Involving Rational Numbers

For Students 6th Standards
Statements often have multiple interpretations — but not these inequality statements. Scholars compare rational numbers and write inequality statements symbolically. The lesson includes problems that require comparing three numbers.
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#### Operations with Rational Numbers

For Students 7th Standards
Add an engaging resource to your lessons on rational numbers and watch your pupils' understanding multiply. Learners determine rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers. Individuals then extend these rules to all...
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#### Rational Numbers

For Students 9th
In this rational numbers activity, 9th graders solve and complete 16 different problems that include adding and subtracting various rational numbers. First, they determine the sum or difference for each equation. Then, students evaluate...