Simplifying Radicals Speed Dating

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The speed dating technique described.

I put together this Simplifying Radicals speed dating activity. It does include cube and fourth roots, which may be above the curriculum. It’s in Word format. Radical Speed Dating

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Radical SNAP

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Over on my own blog, I described a card game I saw in a classroom recently. It is for students to practice converting from mixed radicals to entire radicals and vice versa. It is based on the card game SNAP.

Here’s the entire post.

I take no credit for this idea at all. I was in a classroom this morning, and the teacher had the students play a game of Radical SNAP. The students were totally engaged, and were enthusiastically converting between mixed and entire radicals. It’s pretty simple to set up.

Materials: You need one deck of cards with the 10, J, Q and K removed for each pair of students, and one giant square root symbol per pair of students. This one should do the trick: Giant Root

Pair off the students in your class. Each pair gets a deck of cards, and should remove the 10, J, Q and K. Shuffle the remaining cards, and deal them so that each person has half the deck, face down.

Mixed to Entire

The students flip over their top cards. The student on the left puts his in front of the radical, and the student on the right puts hers under the radical. The first student to correctly convert the mixed radical to an entire radical wins the round.

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Entire to Mixed

The students flip over their top cards, and put them both under the radical. The first student to correctly simplify the radical or to identify that it can’t be simplified wins the round.

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Systems of Equations and Inequalities Lesson Ideas

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A group of teachers from a local district got together and wrote unit plans for Math 20-1 using a UBD model. These unit plans contain lesson ideas and performance assessment tasks. As such, I am tagging them so that they will appear in “learning activities” category and also the “performance assessment” category. Where they fit other courses as well, I have also made them visible there.

This Word document has all that for the Systems unit. Mathematics 20-1 Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Rational Expressions and Equations Lesson Ideas

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A group of teachers from a local district got together and wrote unit plans for Math 20-1 using a UBD model. These unit plans contain lesson ideas and performance assessment tasks. As such, I am tagging them so that they will appear in “learning activities” category and also the “performance assessment” category. Where they fit other courses as well, I have also made them visible there.

This Word document has all that for the Rational Expressions unit. Mathematics 20-1 Rational Expressions and Equations

Radicals (Math 20-1) Lesson Ideas

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A group of teachers from a local district got together and wrote unit plans for Math 20-1 using a UBD model. These unit plans contain lesson ideas and performance assessment tasks. As such, I am tagging them so that they will appear in “learning activities” category and also the “performance assessment” category. Where they fit other courses as well, I have also made them visible there.

This Word document has all that for the Radicals unit. Mathematics 20-1 Radical Expressions and Equations

Math 20-1 Quadratics Lesson Ideas

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A group of teachers from a local district got together and wrote unit plans for Math 20-1 using a UBD model. These unit plans contain lesson ideas and performance assessment tasks. As such, I am tagging them so that they will appear in “learning activities” category and also the “performance assessment” category. Where they fit other courses as well, I have also made them visible there.

This Word document has all that for the Quadratics unit. Mathematics 20-1 Quadratics