Graphing Rational Functions Reference Sheet

One of the best parts of my job as a Special Ed Math teacher is making reference sheets for students to make tough topics more accessible. I have made reference sheets all year for topics like projectile motion, synthetic division, graphing polynomials, and now this one for graphing rational functions. By far this is the one that took the longest to make because there is so much to graphing these strange functions!

Our students in inclusion Algebra 2 were having trouble with simplifying and graphing rational functions. We started our unit simplifying rationals, and after our first quiz it was obvious our kids needed more support. So I gave them this flowchart reference sheet to help explain the steps to take for each problem type:

For additional support, I added an example sheet for addition and multiplication:

Once students understand the process, they need to practice. This simplifying rational expressions activity is a fun way to practice adding, multiplying and dividing rational expressions to fins areas, lengths, widths and perimeters of rectangles. 

Simplifying Rational Expressions Activity

During our lesson graphing rational functions, we use this reference sheet:

You can find all of the rationals reference sheets in this post in this dropbox folder


  1. Hi! I am looking to purchase your graphing rational functions item ebut its not on the store and the link takes you to simplifying. help!

    1. Oh it's free! It's in the sidebar of my blog (in the light blue box "dropbox"). If you can't find it I am happy to send it if you drop me an email.