I teach both low and honors level Algebra II courses and found that the students really hate the tediousness of simplifying radicals of various roots, but it is a concept used elsewhere and must be mastered through practice. To help make this practice more fun, I developed the Simplify Radicals Hangman Game. This game was designed to be played with partner pairs, but can also be played as individual players for the upper level students. There are a total of 24 cards - 12 with numbers only and 12 with numbers and variables under the radical. There is also a mixture of square roots, cubed roots, 4th and 5th roots. The object of the game is to correctly simplify the radical given. If a player does not simplify correctly, they must draw a hangman part. The team or player with the least number of hangman parts drawn is declared the winner. My students love the competitive nature of this game and don't seem to mind doing the work of simplifying radicals quite as much! Please check out my free preview for a sample of this product.
Aligns with Common Core Math Standard CCSS-N-RN-1
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