Making Sense of Irrational Numbers

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Non-terminating. Non-recurring decimal. Irrational numbers. Proof by Contradiction? Root 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8. Don't be afraid to explore the impossible and check out this short video that offers a rational explanation of irrational numbers.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson having class members watch the video, complete the comprehension check, and research some of the links, before returning for a full class discussion
  • Have individuals create their own irrational number
Classroom Considerations

  • The video presumes viewers are familiar with the concepts of square root, pi, and rational numbers

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related resources and a discussion questions

  • Give the sophistication of the explanations, the video is most appropriate for more advanced math classes