Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying Radicals
In this Algebra II worksheet, 11th graders simplify radical expression involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication. The two page worksheet contains twenty-six problems. Answer key is provided.
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Operations with Complex Numbers
This activity is a great introduction to the operations of complex numbers. Combining their knowledge of algebra and the use of a calculator, your class can discover and apply the rules for adding, subtracting, and multiplying complex...
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An Appearance of Complex Numbers 2
Help the class visualize operations with complex numbers with a instructional activity that formally introduces complex numbers and reviews the visualization of complex numbers on the complex plane. The fifth installment of a 32-part...
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This short presentation on multiplying radicals together and with the distributive property does a nice job of working out, step by step, three examples start to finish. Care is taken to separate the radicand multiplication from the...
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Add, Subtract and Multiply Simple Radical Expressions
Performing arithmetic with radical expressions is one of those summary tasks pulling together a surprising number of subskills. Learners need to simplify radicals, identify common radicands, perform FOIL, along with applying arithmetic...
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