Simplify Radicals to be used with Pythagorean Theorem and Special Right Triangles.
I don't know about you but my students struggle with what Special Right Triangles which I would think would be the easy part of Right Triangles but nope. I use teaching simplifying radicals as an investigation into special right triangles. I think if they figure the relationship out between special right triangles then they are more likely to learn and understand it. These pages are scaffolded and guided with examples to lead students into simplifying radicals, applications with pythagorean theorem and relationship between special right triangles.
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