Dividing Algebraic Expressions

Get back to the basics to become an expert. The short video shows the basics of dividing algebraic expressions. Using several examples, the presenter reminds viewers of the rules of exponents when dividing. Pupils practice dividing expressions either written as fractions or with the division symbol.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide an example to show why dividing requires subtraction of powers
  • Depending upon grade level, explain what a negative exponent means
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should be comfortable with integers

  • Includes two practice sheets
  • Contains an answer key

  • None