Simplifying a Radical using inspection or using prime factorization.
3 Pages: Handout (Lesson) / Worksheet / Key
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Page 1 is a handout that clearly and concisely articulates two methods for simplifying a radical (i.e. no calculator) -- inspection (looking for perfect square factors) and prime factorization (looking for pairs of identical factors). Examples are included for each method.
Page 2 is an 18-question worksheet with room for student work.
Page 3 is the KEY for Page 2 (questions with answers).
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