-Simplify expressions using the properties of exponents (multiplication, power of a power, quotient, zero, negative, rational)
-Simplify square roots
-Simplify radicals (including cube roots and 4th roots)
This chart is organized into three columns: "Problem", "My Attempt", and "Correct Solution". I walk my students through an error analysis process using this activity so that they can identify and learn from their own mistakes.
I use this in both my Algebra 1 and Geometry classes. In Algebra, I use it as a study guide before assessing the unit (we teach simplifying expressions with exponents and radicals together before teaching exponential and radical functions). In Geometry, I use it as a review before tackling special right triangles so that students recall how to work with radicals to give exact answers.
Simplifying Radicals Concentration Game
Simplifying Square Roots - Partner Activity
Simplifying Radicals (Square Roots) - Notes and Practice
Properties of Exponents - Reference Chart - Graphic Organizer
Properties of Exponents - Error Analysis Task Cards