Evaluation of Roots

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You mean the square root of five and five don't have the same value? Learners estimate the value of irrational roots. As they practice estimating the value, they increase their understanding of roots. The lesson is the fourth in a series of seven dedicated to the understanding of irrational numbers.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide your classes with a number line that shows perfect roots in place of whole numbers, which they can use to estimate roots
Classroom Considerations

  • Review perfect square and cube roots as needed
  • Requires Internet access to use the video resource
  • The lesson is the fourth in a series of seven dedicated to the understanding of irrational numbers
Pros

  • Emphasizes vocabulary throughout the unit
  • Uses both square roots and cube roots
Cons

  • Does not include real-life examples or context during instruction
Common Core