This PowerPoint is 10 slides long. This lesson satisfies the some of the requirements for common core (HSN.RN.A.2). Slide #2 and 3 are the vocabulary slides, be sure to look at the PowerPoint notes because it contains the concepts that are to be stress with each slide. Slide #4 illustrates how to the radical symbol of the radical is a grouping symbol. It is a nice comparison of an expression that is grouped differently. Slide #5 is a review of squares; students should know 1-20 and 25 squares. Slide #6 illustrates finding two factors with one being the largest perfect square. Slide #7 shows radicals with surd. Slide #8 models how to simplify a radical. Slide #9 is a summary.
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