About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Graphing and Rational Equations chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Mathematical Reflections: Definition and Rules||Description of a mathematical reflection; graphing methods on the coordinate plane and rules of reflections|
|Tuesday||Mathematical Reflections: Drawings and Examples||Instructions for graphing reflections across the line x = y, origin, x-axis or y-axis|
|Wednesday||The Least Common Denominator: Terms and Calculations||Definition of denominator, integer, multiple, product and set in relation to the least common denominator; use of the greatest common divisor and two methods for calculating the least common denominator|
|Thursday||Solving Rational Equations: Definition and Process||Explanation and purpose of a rational equation; steps involved in solving equations for the value of x|
|Friday||Rational Equations: Sample Problems||Problem-solving practice with rational expressions|
1. How to Graph Reflections Across Axes, the Origin, and Line y=x
A graph can be reflected in three ways - across the axes, the origin and the line y = x. There are specific rules to perform each reflection. This lesson will describe those rules and show you how to perform these reflections.
2. Solving Rational Equations and Finding the Least Common Denominator
When solving rational equations, just like with any other fractions, you must first find the least common denominator. This lesson will show you how to find the least common denominator and also solve the rational equations.
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