Lesson Plan: Simplifying Radicals Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to simplify radicals and expressions involving radicals.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • understand and apply the key rules of radicals
    • 𝑎𝑏=𝑎𝑏,
    • 𝑎𝑏=𝑎𝑏, 𝑏0,
    • 𝑎𝑎=𝑎,
  • apply the rules of radicals and rules of exponents to simplify and evaluate expressions,
  • solve real-life problems using the rules of radicals.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • powers and exponents,
  • squares and square roots.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • fractional indices,
  • rationalizing denominators,
  • cube roots.

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