Simplifying algebraic fractions

A FULL LESSON on simplifying algebraic fractions.

Assumed prior knowledge:

  • Laws of indices (division)
  • Factorising single brackets
  • Factorising double brackets
  • Cross-cancellation

We are learning about: Simplifying algebraic fractions
We are learning to: Simplify algebraic fractions using cancellation

Differentiated objectives:

  • Developing learners will be able simplify algebraic fractions involving linear terms.
  • Secure learners will be able to simplify algebraic fractions involving quadratic terms.
  • Excelling learners will be able to simplify algebraic fractions expressed in unfamiliar forms.

Starter: MWB activity - multiplying and dividing fractions & division index law.
Main: Examples followed by on-screen


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  • 7.1f-Simplifying-algebraic-fractions.pptx
  • 7.1b-Simplifying-algebraic-fractions.pptx
  • 7.1f-Worksheet.pdf

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Created: Dec 16, 2018

Updated: Sep 22, 2019

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