RATL 2 | Lesson 3 | Making Connections

Record your strategies for using each of the four operations in the table below. In the last column note the common errors that might be made when computing with rational expressions. For example, remembering to find common denominators when adding and subtracting, but not necessary when multiplying or dividing.

Operation Strategies Common Errors
Addition
Subtraction
Multiplication
Division

Think about which of the four operations would you most likely find yourself making an error? Why and what can you do to prevent such errors?


Go onto Lesson 4: Solving Rational Equations and Writing Rational Equations from Context