Roots and Exponents

Get classmates to think rationally about roots. A short assessment asks pupils to rewrite a square root using exponents and then explain why their exponent creates an equivalent expression. 

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Challenge scholars to find the exponential equivalent of a cube root
  • Conduct a lesson on the relationship between roots and rational exponents
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should be familiar with the properties of exponents
Pros
  • Contains examples of work that highlights common errors
  • Provides questions to ask individuals related to misconceptions
Cons
  • None
Common Core