# Ch 6: AEPA Middle Grades Math: Roots & Radical Expressions

### About This Chapter

## AEPA Middle Grades Math: Roots and Radical Expressions - Chapter Summary

Use these lessons to review information on performing operations with square roots and radical expressions that can help you ace related questions on the AEPA Middle Grades Math exam. The lessons will cover the following concepts that may show up on the exam:

- Finding and estimating square roots
- Simplifying square roots and expressions with square roots
- Working with radicands and radical expressions
- Factoring radical expressions
- Rationalizing denominators in radical expressions
- Solving radical equations
- Understanding the formula for cube roots
- Using radical notation

You'll review each operation as you prepare for the test questions on square and cube roots. After watching the video lessons, use the self-assessment quizzes to test your understanding.

### Objectives of the AEPA Middle Grades Math: Roots and Radical Expressions Chapter

Questions on roots and radical expressions are part of the AEPA Middle Grades Math test's section on number sense and operations. This section makes up 17% of the 150 questions on the test. All test questions are multiple choice, with four possible answers. The test is taken on a computer. Our lesson quizzes are a good way to practice answering questions in this format.

### 1. How to Find the Square Root of a Number

What is a square root? In this lesson, we'll learn what a square root is and how to find it. We'll review a variety of examples in order to master the concept.

### 2. Estimating Square Roots

Inverse operations are mathematical operations that undo each other. The square root is the inverse of the squared (or multiplying a number by itself) operation. There is an easy method for estimating the square root of a number, which you will learn in this lesson.

### 3. Simplifying Square Roots When not a Perfect Square

Numbers that are imperfect squares are those that, when evaluated, do not give solutions that are integers. The proper mathematical way to simplify these imperfect squares is discussed in this lesson.

### 4. Simplifying Expressions Containing Square Roots

In order to write radical expressions correctly, they have to be written in their simplest form. This lesson will show you how to simplify expressions containing numbers and variables inside a square root.

### 5. Radicands and Radical Expressions

It's easy to see that funky radical symbol and panic just a little bit. There are so many rules that go along with it, it's hard to keep up with them all. This lesson will help by describing what you should do when you are faced with a square root.

### 6. Evaluating Square Roots of Perfect Squares

Squares and square roots are inverse, or opposite, operations involving radicals. Learn how to determine the square root of perfect squares in this lesson.

### 7. Factoring Radical Expressions

Watch this video lesson to learn how to apply the product rule to your radical expressions. Learn how this product rule actually helps you to simplify your radicals as well.

### 8. Simplifying Square Roots of Powers in Radical Expressions

Simplifying radical expressions that contain powers can be tricky. There are a few simple rules that will help you perform these simplifications with ease. This lesson will teach you how.

### 9. Multiplying then Simplifying Radical Expressions

Multiplying 2 or more radical expressions uses the same principles as multiplying polynomials, with a few extra rules for dealing with the radicals. This lesson will teach you how to multiply and then simplify radical expressions.

### 10. Dividing Radical Expressions

When dividing radical expressions, we use the quotient rule. This lesson will describe the quotient rule and how to use it to solve these radical expressions.

### 11. Simplify Square Roots of Quotients

The quotient rule can be used to simplify square roots of quotients. This lesson will define the quotient rule and show you how it is used to simplify square roots.

### 12. Rationalizing Denominators in Radical Expressions

Radical expressions containing denominators are not simplified completely unless the denominator is free of radical symbols. This lesson will teach you how to remove a radical from the denominator of a fraction through a process called rationalizing the denominator.

### 13. Addition and Subtraction Using Radical Notation

There are specific rules governing adding and subtracting radical expressions. This lesson will describe these rules and give examples of how they are used.

### 14. Multiplying Radical Expressions with Two or More Terms

Multiplying radical expressions with more than two terms can be confusing. This lesson will take some of the confusion away by giving clear steps for multiplying these expressions. It will also provide some examples to help solidify the steps.

### 15. Solving Radical Equations: Steps and Examples

Solving radical equations is not any more difficult than solving other algebraic equations. This lesson will show you how to solve equations containing a square root and give some real-world examples.

### 16. Solving Radical Equations with Two Radical Terms

Solving equations with two radical terms takes some patience and care, but it really is not difficult. This lesson will show you the steps to solve these more complicated equations plus give you some examples to follow.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the AEPA Middle Grades Mathematics (NT203): Practice & Study Guide course

- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Solving Word Problems
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Numbers
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Estimating & Rounding
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Number Theory
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Scientific Notation
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Simplifying Expressions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Integers
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Rational Numbers
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Fractions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Decimals
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Operations with Decimals
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Percents
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Money & Consumer Math
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Number Patterns & Sequences
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Functions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Graphing Functions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Negative Numbers
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Inequalities
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Factoring
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Monomials & Polynomials
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: One-Step Equations
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Two-Step Equations
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Rational Expressions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: The Coordinate Graph
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Measurement
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Lines
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Triangles
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Similar Polygons
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: The Pythagorean Theorem
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Circles
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Transformations
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Data & Graphs
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Statistics
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Data Collection
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Samples & Populations
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Probability
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Sets
- AEPA Middle Grades Mathematics Flashcards