Algebraic Fractions

I am teaching the topic: Algebraic Fractions for the first time in years. I didn’t like how I taught it before so I spent some time rethinking how I teach it. I thought that if students understand adding and subtracting fractions then the can generalise it. So I will send some time going over adding and subtracting fractions first.Screen Shot 2019-10-04 at 20.39.27

The move on to fractions involving letter notation.

Screen Shot 2019-10-04 at 20.57.12

I also want students to see that the final simplified algebraic expression can be substituted and still works.

Screen Shot 2019-10-04 at 21.04.19

I plan to then give the following questions:

Screen Shot 2019-10-04 at 20.39.45