In this collaborative partner activity students will practice simplifying radicals, including square roots only. The problems gradually increase in difficulty. Radicands are whole 2, 3 and 4 –digit numbers. There are 15 sections each containing 2 examples – 1 problems for partner A and one problems for partner B. Students are instructed to simplify the radicals and to do that by inspecting each radicand for a square factor. In each section, partner A/B compares his answer with his partner’s answer. He must have a√b and his partner must have b√a .
The practice sheets give room for partners to show work.
Answer keys are included.