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Surds Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

Teachers, this lesson plan reviews a type of square root called surds. Students will read a lesson, practice calculating surds in a variety of formats and participate in an engaging activity to demonstrate learning.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define relevant vocabulary relating to calculating surds
  • Add and subtract surds
  • Multiply and simplify surds

Length

60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.EE.A.1

Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions. For example, 32 * 3-5 = 3-3 = 1/33 = 1/27.

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.EE.A.2

Use square root and cube root symbols to represent solutions to equations of the form x2 = p and x3 = p, where p is a positive rational number. Evaluate square roots of small perfect squares and cube roots of small perfect cubes. Know that ?2 is irrational.

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.EE.A.3

Use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times an integer power of 10 to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other. For example, estimate the population of the United States as 3 times 108 and the population of the world as 7 times 109, and determine that the world population is more than 20 times larger.

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