These Square and Cube Roots notes and practice are differentiated based on some common needs found in the middle school math classroom. Modifications are considered for both struggling learners and high flyers. In these activities, students practice evaluating square and cube roots that result in whole numbers. (Only the principal root is discussed.) Then students practice estimating radicals to the nearest tenth. For practice, students order rational and irrational numbers from least to greatest, plot irrational numbers on a number line, and identify rational and irrational numbers.
Differentiated Notes Include:
Traditional Notes – These are basic skeletal notes. Students fill in the examples with you and do the “try” problems independently.
Modified Notes – These cut down on the amount of writing that students are required to do. All examples are filled in, but practice problems are left blank for student completion. (Excellent for IEP and 504 accommodations involving difficulties with hearing, handwriting, etc.)
Teacher Notes – These are completely filled in for teacher reference. These notes are also great for students who have been absent.
Differentiated Practice (Homework) Includes:
Advanced Practice – Perfect challenge for your high flyers! Many problems overlap with Basic Practice, but this worksheet skips some of the basic problems and replaces them with more advanced practice.
Basic Practice – The majority of your students will complete this on-level assignment.
Modified Practice – Great option for students requiring a modified amount of homework per an IEP or 504. This is a cut down version of the Basic Practice assignment (one page only).
NOTE: The different forms are denoted by a discrete symbol in the bottom left corner of each page.
Included in this product:
-2-Page Worksheet for Notes (3 Versions)
-2-Page Worksheet for Practice/Homework (2 Versions) (+ a version with one page)
-Teacher's Guide with CCSS, objective, and directions for use
Scoop up the 8th Grade Math Differentiated Notes and Practice Bundle
This resource is included in my 8th Grade Math MEGA (Growing) Bundle
This lesson is also included in the Unit 1: Real Numbers Bundle
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1-3 Operations with Integers
1-4 Operations with Rational Numbers
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Making Sense of the Irrational: Estimating Radicals
Scavenger Hunt: Practice Estimating Radicals
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Perfect Squares and Cubes Card Sort
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