This is the sixth unit of a curriculum is for an Algebra course
. This unit is Radical Functions. It introduces students to graphing, solving, describing, and manipulating radical functions and expressions.
This Unit includes:
* A student note-taking sheet which includes: daily objective, example problems, new concepts/vocab, a blank space for notes and examples.
* A teacher version of the note-taking sheet which includes: Definitions for new concepts/vocab, key points for the lesson, and common misunderstandings that students may have in that lesson.
* Unit assessment which includes: the assessment itself, a blank student answer sheet, and an answer key.
The objectives in this unit are:
6.1—SWBAT define and recognize radical functions.
6.2—SWBAT describe characteristics of radical functions.
6.3—SWBAT convert between root and exponent notation.
6.4—SWBAT simplify algebraic expressions with non-integer powers using exponent rules.
6.5—SWBAT simplify radicals by splitting.
6.6—SWBAT solve radical functions graphically.
6.7—SWBAT solve radical functions algebraically.
6.8—SWBAT solve real-world problems modeled radical functions.
Depending on your needs you could use the materials as-is, pick and choose specific lessons, or use it as a resource to design your own curriculum and lessons. If you anticipate needing the whole curriculum, you can purchase all six units
together, which also includes a final exam and some introductory materials.
When I used this with my students, I bound (saddle stitch) each unit of the student note templates, 3-whole punched them, and gave them to students to put in a binder. Each day students filled wrote in their examples and notes and thus made an individual "text book". They loved it.
NOTE: The download includes a PDF and Word Document version of the curriculum. However, the PDF is the primary product. The Word document is provided as a convenience in case you would like to make edits, but was automatically generated from the PDF document and has some formatting quirks. The original documents were created in Microsoft Publisher. If you purchased this document and would like any of the original Publisher files, feel free to contact me directly.