Test Description for RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS
SOL Objectives 
Number of Items 
Total 
For
Mastery 
For Partial
Mastery 
A2.2 Add, subtract, multiply, divide and
simplify
rational expressions, including complex fractions. 
6 
5 
4 
A2.5 Identify and factor completely
polynomials
representing the difference of squares, perfect square
trinomials, the sum and difference of cubes, and
general trinomials. 
9 
7 
6 

15 


SOL Objective 
Essential Knowledge and Skills 
Item Descriptions 
# 
A2.2 Add,
subtract, multiply,
divide and simplify
rational
expressions,
including complex
fractions. 
Add, subtract, multiply and divide
rational expressions whose
denominators are monomials or
polynomial expressions..
Simplify a rational expression with
common monomial or binomial factors.
Recognize a complex fraction and
simplify it as a quotient 
Simplify rational expression 
132 
Multiply rational expressions 
133 
Divide rational expressions 
134 
Add rational expressions 
135 
Subtract rational expressions 
136 
Simplify complex fraction 
137 
A2.5 Identify and
factor completely
polynomials
representing the
difference of
squares, perfect
square trinomials,
the sum and
difference of cubes
and general
trinomials. 
Factor polynomials by applying
general
patterns
Recognize examples of general
patterns: difference of squares, sums
and differences of cubes, and perfect
square trinomials
Determine the greatest monomial factor
as a first step in complete factorization
Recognize squares and cubes of
positive integers 
Identify unfactorable expression 
123 
Recognize polynomial that does not
match factoring type 
124 
Factor difference of cubes 
125 
Identify one factor of trinomial (,) 
126 
Identify a factor of sum of cubes 
127 
Factor general trinomial completely
(,+) 
128 
Factor sum of cubes 
130 
Factor difference of squares 
131 
Factor trinomial (+,) 
129 
