Simplifying Algebraic Fractions – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on simplifying algebraic fractions that looks at how to write an algebraic fraction in its simplest form by cancelling common factors (including expressions). The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objective

  • To be able to simplify algebraic fractions.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE higher tier students. It could also be used with high ability Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Simplifying Algebraic Fractions’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Equivalent Fractions Pairs Slide
  • Student Worksheet on Simplifying Algebraic Fractions
  • True or False Cards
  • Further Algebra Fact Sheet
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the second lesson in the Further Algebra unit of work (the unit is also available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment).

The other lessons in the unit are: