Day 32: Rational Monster

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Okay, I admit, this is a challenging Opener problem…and I suggested to my students that they should be able to finish the problem in approx. 7 minutes.  Aren’t I demanding?!  They thought so.  But I used the problem to talk about efficiency when approaching an intense problem like this as well as the need for a clearly defined approach that always works.  It was a wonderful opportunity to help students improve their mathematical habits of mind as well as clarify and deepen their understanding of the various attributes of the rational function.  All in all, a great day in Precalculus.

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Posted on October 15, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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