This is a compressed (zipped) file that includes three separate Microsoft Word documents for a total of 9 pages. (To open: right click on the file itself, select Open With, and click Windows Explorer.)
The file Radical Equations Sequence Activity is the actual strips. I printed them on card stock, laminated, and cut into strips.
The file Radical Equations Sequence Answers shows the correct order of the strips.
The file Write the Steps gives students a place to write what is happening in each step in the process of solving a radical equation.
I have a small class of 12 students so I created 4 sets of strips and divided my students into groups of three.
I put a star * by the strip that represented the first step in the problem. Each strip represented a different step in the process of solving a radical equation. Students had to put the strips in order, check with me, and then write down what was happening in each step of the process.
This took most of the period and the next day I gave them a worksheet of problems and wrote the answers on the board. They worked them all with very little trouble although their were two problems with fractions which I should have included in our sequencing activity.
On their assessment for radicals, this was the concept they did the best on overall.