Simplifying radicals 3 – Math puzzle
Use conjugates to rationalize a denominator.
I’ve included four different sizes of the same puzzle. The smallest size is only two pages and is great if you are going to print of individual (or to work in pairs) copies for students to practice in class or at home. The larger size requires 3 pieces of paper and quite a bit of space to solve – fun for centers and group work. The large size requires 8 pieces of paper. The extra-large size requires 16 pieces of paper.
Cut out the puzzle pieces (or even better if your students do it themselves) and students are to solve the puzzle so that it matches the solution provided. If your students are going to cut out the pieces, then no prep is needed – the puzzle is not in order.
I’ve been using these puzzles for years with great success! I recommend printing the puzzles on colourful paper and laminating them. This way you only have to cut them out once and they will last for years!
What is included in this product?
• The solution to the puzzle – Page 3
• The normal size puzzle – Pages 4 – 5
• The larger size puzzle – Pages 6 – 8
• The large size puzzle – Pages 9 – 16
• The extra-large size puzzle – Pages 17 – 32
• Questions and Answers in a table format for easy grading or you can cut these out to play a matching game – Pages 33 – 35
My students love doing these types of puzzles.
This product can also be used as a perfect revision of the school work to do at home. All answers can be easily checked thanks to the included solution to the puzzle or questions and answers shown in a table.
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