In these centers, students will practice the following concepts with radicals:
Graphing Radical Functions
Operations with Radicals (Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, Dividing)
Solving Radical Equations
Operations with Imaginary Numbers
Student Answer Sheet (2 pages)
Solutions (2 pages)
1. Before beginning the lesson, print off the five centers. I would recommend backing the centers on construction paper and laminating them so that they will withstand the use of multiple class periods. Depending on your classroom management style, you may either have the centers posted around the room with the students moving to the centers, or you may have the students stay in their desks and rotate the centers among the seated groups.
2. Copy a class set of the Student Answer Sheets. (Recommend to copy double-sided.)
3. Organize students in small groups, preferably 3 to 4 students in each group. To maintain small groups, you may want to copy several copies of the centers. This way, several groups can be working on the same center at once.
4. Students should record their answers to the centers on their answer sheet. They do not necessarily have to work the centers in order, as long as they label them correctly on their answer sheet.
5. Students may need 3-4 minutes per center. A kitchen timer is a great way to keep track of the time!
An answer key is included for easy grading!