# Rational Numbers: Dividing Rational Expressions

### Students will learn how to divide rational expressions.

### Objectives:

• Students will learn how to identify an expression from an equation.

• Students will review the rules for dividing positive and negative numbers.

• Students will learn how to divide rational expressions.

• Students will practice all of these skills in their independent work.

### Suggested Grades:

Sixth Grade - Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade - Ninth Grade - including special education students

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### Lesson Excerpt:

- "Let's begin dividing rational expressions. The easiest way to learn about how to do this is to work through an example. Here is one for us to start with."

- On Board: 16b

8

- "Now in looking at this problem, the expression is the numerator. If I was going to talk through this problem, I would say that the expression 16b is divided by 8. The easiest way to think about this is to divide 8 into 16. There isn't another variable to divide the b by, so it must stay just like it is."

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