In this super secret number puzzle, students work with simplifying radicals. There are two puzzles in this packet – each with 8 questions.
In the first puzzle, students need to be able to simplify a radical. In the second puzzle, students should be familiar with adding, subtracting, and multiplying (including squaring) radicals.
After the students simplify each radical, they write the numbers in the appropriate blank at the bottom of the page. They should then add and subtract as indicated to obtain the super secret number.
After a bit of time, I tell them what the super secret number should be. If their super secret number matches mine, they probably did their problems correctly.