Radicals Raceway --
This is a review for simplifying and working with radicals. It includes simplifying the radical, addition, subtraction, multiplication, rationalizing the denominators, and solving equations that involve radicals. This would review a majority of Chapter 10 in the Prentice Hall CA Algebra 1 Textbook.
The review has a NASCAR theme and after each question, a "race" is run." My students love the wrecks! A video and numerous sound effects have also been added. Students have fun with this review.
Common Core Standards for Algebra:
2. Rewrite expressions involving radicals ...
3. Choose and produce an equivalent form of an expression to reveal and explain properties of the quantity represented by the expression.
3a. Factor a quadratic expression to reveal the zeros of the function it defines.
Previous CA Standards for Algebra 1:
5.0 Students solve multi-step problems, including word problems...
14.0 Students solve a quadratic equation by factoring or completing the square.