Simplifying Square Roots

Explore the process of simplifying square roots through an analysis of perfect squares. The fourth lesson of 25 expects individuals to find the perfect square factors in each radicand as a means of simplifying. The perfect square factor allows scholars to find the simplified version of the square roots.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the opening exercise as board work to check individual answers quickly
  • Have pupils write a list of perfect squares to keep near them throughout the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners must have a strong understanding of finding square roots of perfect squares
Pros

  • Includes a detailed teacher guide with questioning suggestions
  • Provides a set of practice problems for independent practice
Cons

  • None
Common Core