This activity provides a a great opportunity for students to practice and for teachers to assess student understanding of
Students solve 12 radical equations. Most of the radical equations have two radicals. Two of the equations involve third roots (the others are square roots). Answers need to be checked as some solutions create extraneous solutions. This is a great practice to encourage students to always check their answers. Worked out solutions are included.
How to Use:
The 12 questions can be individually presented to students on cards. For each question there is a matching answer card. Students can match the question with the answer or start with the answer and find the question.
OR use the worksheet with all twelve questions and have students respond to each question without an answer choice. The worksheet also provides an alternate assignment for absent students or those students who are out of class when you do the activity.
H.O.T. *Challenge; Give students an answer card and ask for a question to match the answer. This requires a complete understanding of the concept and moves the student to think on a higher level than is normally assessed.
3 options for recording answers. Multiple copies are on each page, print only what is needed for your class size.
An answer sheet is included and a solutions page for the worksheet (same problems as those on the cards).
Scavenger Hunt: Place answers around the room. Hand out a question, challenge students to find the answer.
Match-Up Challenge; Working in teams, students ‘race’ to find all the matches.
Speed-Math - Set-up like speed-dating where each student is an expert on one card and sits across from an ‘intern.’ They swap cards and share answers, instructing when necessary.
SCOOT activity or some version of it
Quick Review or Warm-up to keep skills alive.
This is just one resource in growing series that covers skills for Algebra 2.
These activities are great for differentiation, diagnostics, review and assessment.