Simplifying Radical Expressions Activity | Tarsia Puzzle Match Game

Kacie Travis
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Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
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Pages
4 pages
$1.25
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Kacie Travis
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"Swing your card, round and round..." :)

Students will be so engaged in fun practice over simplifying radical expressions, they won't even realize they are working hard and improving their fluency with square roots!

This fun and challenging integer edge-matching Tarsia puzzle is a great activity for:

  • extension/enrichment activity
  • assessment
  • easy sub-day plans
  • short class period
  • reward/fun day
  • partner/small group work
  • competition challenge.

Just copy a sheet for each individual/pair/group onto card stock or colored paper. Laminate for long term use. Cut, place in a baggie or envelope, and distribute. Teams will match the edges of their cards until all edges match with an equivalent expression. The final solution will be a 5 x 4 grid that matches the original document, so be sure to print yourself one as a key.

Use the letters as a spot check guide as you walk the room or have students copy the letter sequence onto the provided answer sheet to turn in. (Letters are turned various directions so students cannot easily figure out which way cards should face. Additionally challenging, each outer edge has teaser expressions.)

This version also contains a poster that contains the perfect square expressions from 1 - 400.

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Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use rational approximations of irrational numbers to compare the size of irrational numbers, locate them approximately on a number line diagram, and estimate the value of expressions (e.g., π²). For example, by truncating the decimal expansion of √2, show that √2 is between 1 and 2, then between 1.4 and 1.5, and explain how to continue on to get better approximations.
Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational. Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually, and convert a decimal expansion which repeats eventually into a rational number.

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