AII.4c 
The student will solve, algebraically and graphically,
c) equations containing rational algebraic expressions.
Graphing calculators will be used for solving and for confirming the algebraic solutions 

Essential Knowledge and Skills 
 Solve equations containing rational algebraic expressions with monomial or binomial denominators algebraically and graphically.

Essential Understandings 
 The process of solving rational equations can lead to extraneous solutions.
 Equations can be solved in a variety of ways.
 Set builder notation may be used to represent solution sets of equations and inequalities.


Vertical Articulation 
 SOL A.4cd  c) solve quad equations (algebraically/graphically); d) solve multistep linear equations (algebraically/ graphically);

Instructional Materials 
 VDOE ESS Lesson: Rational Equations  Equations and Inequalities (PDF)  Solving equations containing rational algebraic expressions (Word)

Real World Lessons 

Practice 
 VDOE ESS: Solving Rational Equations: Introductory Exercise (pdf)
 VDOE ESS: Solving Rational Equations: Practice Problems (pdf)

SelfAssessments 
 AII.4c  Solving Rational Equations

Skills 
 JMU Pivotal Question: Rational and Radical Expressions (doc)

Videos 
 Video Tutor  Solving Polynomial Equations

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Common Core
Standards 
NCN.7 
NCN.8 
AREI.2 
AREI.4a 
AREI.4b 
FIF.7b 
FIF.8a 
