Simplifying Algebraic Fractions

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Simplification is about factoring. While working with rational expressions, pupils must know how to factor. The video shows how the process of finding common factors in algebraic fractions is similar to finding common factors in numerical fractions. Simplification then becomes dividing the common factors.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Remind class members the mathematical explanation of canceling
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars should be familiar with factoring
  • Individuals must be able to find common multiples
Pros

  • Explains the process as working the problems
  • Includes practice problems
Cons

  • None