Ch 13: Saxon Algebra 1: Roots

About This Chapter

The Roots chapter of this Saxon Algebra 1 Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with roots. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Roots textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Saxon Roots chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the roots topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Finding numbers' square roots and cube roots
  • Determining the fourth root of a number
  • The order of operations pertaining to roots
  • Negative square root
  • Product of square roots rule
  • Adding and subtracting with radical notation
  • Multiplying radical expressions
  • Solving radical equations
  • Using the quotient rule for simplifying square roots

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10 Lessons in Chapter 13: Saxon Algebra 1: Roots
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How to Find the Square Root of a Number

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.

How to Find the Cube Root of a Number

2. How to Find the Cube Root of a Number

After watching this video lesson, you will understand the process of finding the cube root of a number. Learn which numbers have an easy cube root to find and what the cube root means.

How to Find the Fourth Root of a Number

3. How to Find the Fourth Root of a Number

In this lesson, we'll go over the basics of roots and exponents, specifically discussing how to find fourth roots and how that relates to exponents. We will go over some specific examples as well.

Roots & the Order of Operations

4. Roots & the Order of Operations

As roots are a type of exponent, they are an important part of the order of operations. In covering roots, we will be reviewing both what makes up the order of operations and how to solve for roots.

Negative Square Root: Definition & Overview

5. Negative Square Root: Definition & Overview

After completing this lesson, you will know how to write the square root of a negative number. You will also be able to complete mathematical operations that involve square roots of negative numbers.

Product of Square Roots Rule: Definition & Example

6. Product of Square Roots Rule: Definition & Example

Square roots show up often in the world around us. In this lesson, we'll go over the product of square roots rule. We'll look at multiple ways to apply this rule through various examples and explanations.

Addition and Subtraction Using Radical Notation

7. 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.

Multiplying Radical Expressions with Two or More Terms

8. 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.

Solving Radical Equations: Steps and Examples

9. 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.

Simplify Square Roots of Quotients

10. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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