Students will build on their understanding of rational numbers to add, subtract, multiply, and divide signed numbers. Previous work in computing the sums, differences, products, and quotients of fractions serves as a significant foundation as well. Students will extend integer rules to include the rational numbers and use properties of operations to perform rational number calculations without the use of a calculator. We will apply integer operations by finding percent of change and percent of error. Finally, students will perform operations with rational numbers, incorporating them into algebraic expressions and equations.
I can't stress the importance enough that students MUST BE proficient with their Integer Operations! Memorize and practice nightly!
Students should be bringing pencils and calculators to class everyday!