Simplifying Radicals – Day 1

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It doesn't get simpler than this. Scholars first learn to simplify radicals by determining the prime factors of the radicand. The lesson progresses to simplifying radicals involving algebraic expressions in the radicand.

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Instructional Ideas

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Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils need to be able to manipulate algebraic expressions using the properties of exponents (e.g., convert x^5 to (x)(x^4))
  • The lesson does not assume any prior knowledge with simplifying radicals, but does assume that learners have worked with radicals before (such as identifying the value)

  • Teacher guide includes suggestions for partner work
  • Provided answer key shows multiple methods that could be could used to simplify radicals

  • No printable materials; the resource expects indviduals to copy down examples and notes
  • References to California standards and assessments (CST/CAHSEE) are outdated and have been replaced by the Common Core