Ch 3: Real Numbers: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Real Numbers unit of this High School Algebra II Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about real numbers. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Algebra II Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about real numbers. There is no faster or easier way to learn about real numbers. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn types of numbers, graphs of rational numbers on the number line, order of real numbers, absolute value, algebraic numbers, transcendental numbers and Pythagorean triples.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a math curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a real numbers unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Real Numbers Unit Objectives:

  • Explore real, irrational, whole and natural numbers, in addition to integers.
  • Show how to graph rational numbers on a number line.
  • Demonstrate how to change from fraction notation to decimal notation for rational numbers.
  • Compare two real numbers to find the greater one.
  • Discuss the meaning of algebraic and transcendental numbers.
  • Tell how to discover the absolute value of real numbers.

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Real Numbers: Homeschool Curriculum
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What are the Different Types of Numbers?

1. What are the Different Types of Numbers?

Learn all of the different types of numbers: natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, and real numbers. This video lesson teaches you how to classify any numbers you come across.

Graphing Rational Numbers on a Number Line

2. Graphing Rational Numbers on a Number Line

Number lines have many uses both in mathematics and everyday life. This lesson will teach you how to graph numbers on a number line and give real-world examples of how to use number lines.

Notation for Rational Numbers, Fractions & Decimals

3. Notation for Rational Numbers, Fractions & Decimals

How do fractions become decimals? And how do decimals become fractions? In this lesson, we'll learn about the notation of rational numbers, fractions and decimals and learn how they're related.

The Order of Real Numbers: Inequalities

4. The Order of Real Numbers: Inequalities

An inequality is an operation describing how one number can be compared to another. This lesson will describe and define inequalities and the symbols used to represent them. It will also give some examples on how to work with inequalities.

Finding the Absolute Value of a Real Number

5. Finding the Absolute Value of a Real Number

You can find the absolute value of any real number. This lesson will define absolute value, explain what real numbers are and give the steps to finding the absolute value of any real number.

How to Rationalize the Denominator with a Radical Expression

6. How to Rationalize the Denominator with a Radical Expression

Watch this video lesson to learn what you can do to simplify your expression when you have a radical in the denominator. Learn what the single step solution to your problem is.

Algebraic Numbers and Transcendental Numbers

7. Algebraic Numbers and Transcendental Numbers

Math is all about numbers. In this lesson, you'll learn about the two different categories of numbers, called algebraic and transcendental. You'll learn the definition of each type and find out how common each of them is.

Understanding Numbers That Are Pythagorean Triples

8. Understanding Numbers That Are Pythagorean Triples

In this video lesson, you will learn about numbers that form Pythagorean Triples. Learn why these are special numbers and what they have to do with triangles.

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